January 28: Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary Celebrated

On January 28, 2020, the India celebrated the legend Lala Lajpat Rai’s 155th birth anniversary. He is one of the most celebrated freedom fighters in the country. His patriotism earned him titles such as “Punjab Kesari” and “Lion of Punjab”.

Lala Lajpat Rai

He was born on 28 January, 1865 in Punjab. His father was a Government School teacher.

Lal Bal Pal

He was one of the triumvirates of the Lal Bal Pal. It includes Lala Lajpat Rai of Punjab, Bal Gangadhar Tilak of Maharashtra and Bipin Chandra Pal of Bengal. The three leaders changed the political discoursed of the Indian Movement. They mobilized Indians across the countries and strengthened Swadeshi Movement. They also were active participants in involving Indians against Bengal Partition.

Movements

He was an active participant of Hindu Reform Movements, Indian Independence Movements, Indian Nationalist Movements. Young men Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad were greatly influenced by Rai. He was also a major participant of the protests against Simon commission.

Institutions

He founded several institutions and organizations such as Hisar Bar Council, Hisar Arya Samaj, Hisar Congress, National DAV Managing Committee.

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