NEW DELHI

Remembering the great Indian revolutionary

In memory of Bhagat Singh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh felicitating relatives of Bhagat Singh during the inauguration of an exhibition on the revolutionary freedom fighter and the freedom struggle, in New Delhi on Saturday.

In memory of Bhagat Singh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh felicitating relatives of Bhagat Singh during the inauguration of an exhibition on the revolutionary freedom fighter and the freedom struggle, in New Delhi on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Photo: R. V. Moorthy

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated an exhibition on the legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and the Indian revolution titled “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna” at Teen Murti Bhawan here on Saturday.

The exhibition commemorates Bhagat Singh’s 101st birth anniversary.

Panels of different sizes depicting various aspects of the country’s freedom struggle have been mounted at the exhibition.

Some of the panels also portray events that had an impact on Bhagat Singh and his ideas and how they resulted in his intellectual and ideological transformation.

“It is a moving experience to see panels where Bhagat Singh and his contemporaries express themselves on the great social and personal challenges of the times like revolution, nationalism, multiple paths to fight injustice,” said the Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Mridula Mukherjee.

Earlier, the Prime Minister felicitated relatives of Bhagat Singh and other revolutionaries of the freedom struggle.

Those who received the honours were Jagmohan Singh, son of Bibi Amar Kaur, the younger sister of Bhagat Singh; Yatindra Singh Rathore, nephew of Mahavir Singh, who died during a hunger strike at Andaman Cellular Jail; National Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Shanta Sinha, who is the daughter-in-law of noted revolutionary Vijay Kumar Sinha; and Bharti Dutt Bagchi, daughter of Batukeshwar Dutt.

Ranjit Kapoor, grandson of Jaidev Kapoor, and Yadvendra Singh Sandhu, grandson of Kulbir Singh, who was the younger brother of Bhagat Singh, were also felicitated.

The family members relived some of the memories of their legendary relatives. Ms. Bharti Dutt Bagchi donated some of her father’s manuscripts to the museum.

A choir of school children and a musical troupe from Punjab presented some patriotic songs.

Prime Minister’s wife Gursharan Kaur and the Chairman of the Executive Council of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Dr. Karan Singh, were also present.

The exhibition is open up to January 30 next year (from 9-30 a.m. to 5-30 p.m. daily).

Recommended for you