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Bhagat Singh: Favourite icon for the calendars
Bhagat Singh is now the most popular icon for the calendars. Calendars have tried to portray every aspect of Bhagat Singh. However, the official calendar of Punjab for 2008 does not even have a small space for the martyr in his birth centenary year.
BHAGAT SINGH was a revolutionary and a martyr, born on 27 September 1907 at village Banga, Lyallpur district (now in Pakistan) and the second son of Kishan Singh and Vidya Vati. Bhagat Singh was imbued from childhood with the family’s spirit of patriotism. The year 2007 was celebrated as the centenarian anniversary of the legendary freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh. Bhagat Singh became ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh’ or martyr at the age of 23. The stories of his courage and patriotism became an inspiration at that time, for many youth who wanted to see India independent. Even today Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s memory continues to inspire the youth and many poems and songs have been written about his courage and undying patriotism.

Bhagat Singh is now the most popular icon for the calendars. Calendars have tried to portray every aspect of Bhagat Singh. You can find handcuffed Shaheed Bhagat Singh; the martyr in a hat twirling his moustache or reading a book on a cot in jail captioned Inquilab Zindabad (Long live the revolution). A large number of voluntary organisations and many government employees unions have come out with New Year calendars on the Shaheed theme.  

Desh Bhagat Yaadgari Hall in Jalandhar is getting a large number of requests for photos of Bhagat Singh from NGOs and other organisations. According to the secretary of cultural wing of the Hall, more than two lakh Bhagat Singh calendars and posters have been published in the last few months. Apart from these, they receive at least one call a day from abroad. The photo of the martyr sitting on a charpai (cot) in CID custody is the most sought.

Unfortunately, the Punjab government has not shown the deserved veneration. The official calendar of the state for 2008 does not even have a small space for the martyr even in his birth centenary year. For others Bhagat Singh remains the reigning icon. Tarksheel Society has for the last one decade been devoting its New Year calendars to Bhagat Singh, and his birth centenary year is no different. Punjab Field and Workshop Workers’ Union has come out with 10,000 calendars.

Bhagat still lives in our hearts and is indispensable part of our freedom struggle. “Shaheedon ki chitaaon par lagenge har baras mele, Watan par marne waalon ka baaki yahi nishaan hoga.” Probably these lines are very true!
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