Rekindle the SWA Spirit

The national movement against this colonial slavery in Bharat was inspired by the spirit of ‘me’ whose manifestation shook the whole country in the form of a trilogy of swadharma, swaraj and swadeshi. Due to the presence of saints and sages in the movement, spiritual awareness constantly flowed as an undercurrent. The spirit of “self”, which has been in the soul of Bharat for centuries, has manifested itself with all its might and these foreign powers have faced resistance at every step. These forces destroyed the economic, social, cultural and educational system of Bharat; and destroys the autonomy of the village.

Resistance against foreign powers

It was a totalitarian invasion by foreign powers, to which Bharat retaliated in all spheres of life. The resistance of the Bharathiyas against the European powers is a unique example in the history of the world. It was a multi-faceted effort in which, on the one hand, armed resistance was undertaken against foreign invasion, and on the other hand, the work of social reconstruction occurred by removing distortions from society to make it stronger. As the kings of the princely states resisted the British with all their might, the Janjati society rose up from place to place against the interference of the British in their simple life and the attack on their life values. These people who awoke to protect their values ​​were brutally slaughtered by the British, but they did not back down from the fight. The National War of Independence of 1857, in which thousands of people sacrificed their lives, was the result.

Awakening of the arts of thought and spirituality

To thwart the efforts to destroy the education system in Bhartiya, institutions like Banaras Hindu University, Shantiniketan, Gujarat Vidyapeeth, MDT Hindu College Tirunelveli, Karve Shikshan Sanstha and Deccan Education Society and Gurukul Kangri rose up and created a sense of patriotism among students and young people. While scientists like Prafulla Chandra Ray and Jagdish Chandra Basu devoted their talents to uplifting Bharat, artists like Nandlal Bose, Avanindranath Thakur and Dadasaheb Phalke and almost all national leaders including Makhanlal Chaturvedi were involved in public awareness through journalism. They were waking up the country through their arts. The spiritual inspiration of many scholars like Maharishi Dayanand, Swami Vivekananda and Maharishi Aurobindo acted as the guiding light for all of them. While the Hindu fairs organized by Rajnarayan Bose in Bengal, Ganeshotsav and Shivaji Utsav by Lokmanya Tilak in Maharashtra watered the cultural roots of Bharat, social reformers like Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule were engaged in the creative campaign to promote the education of women and empowerment of disadvantaged sections of society. Dr. Ambedkar has shown the way to organize society and fight to achieve social equality.

No area of ​​Bharatiya social life remained untouched by the influence of Mahatma Gandhi. While living abroad, the work of giving an edge to the Bhartiya independence movement progressed under the patronage of people like Shyamji Krishna Varma, Lala Hardayal and Madame Cama. India House in London had become the center of Bharat independence-related activities. Bhartiya War of Independence 1857, written by Krantiveer Savarkar, was very popular among Bhartiya revolutionaries.

Bhagat Singh himself had it published and distributed hundreds of copies. The revolutionaries involved in over four hundred underground organizations operating across the country were engaged in the campaign to free Bharat Mata by putting their lives on the line. Active in the activities of Anushilan Samiti, the revolutionary organization in Bengal, Dr. Hedgewar joined the Congress under the inspiration of Lokmanya Tilak and was elected Secretary of the Central Provinces. He was the deputy chairman of the organizing committee of the National Convention held in Nagpur in 1920. During this session, he and his colleagues did their utmost to pass Purna Swaraj’s resolution, but the leadership of the Congress was not ready for this. . Finally, this resolution was adopted in Lahore after eight years. Netaji Subhashs Chandra Bose took over the leadership of the Azad Hind Fauj during World War II. Not only was the first independent Bharat government formed under his leadership, but the Azad Hind Fauj also succeeded in liberating parts of northeastern Bharat. The trial of the officers of the Azad Hind Fauj at the Red Fort fills the whole country with fury. Along with this, the Navy’s rebellion against the British officers forced the British out of Bharat.

The sun of freedom had risen, but the eclipse of Partition had fallen upon it. The credit for the courage to go forward even under difficult circumstances belongs to every Bharatiya who has shed his blood and sweat to realize the national aspiration for hundreds of years.

The sun of freedom had risen, but the eclipse of partition had fallen upon it. Credit for the courage to forge ahead even under difficult circumstances goes to every Bhartiya who shed their blood and sweat to realize the national aspiration for hundreds of years.

had said – Bharat must wake up, not for himself but for the whole world, for humanity. His statement proved true when Bharat’s independence became an inspiration to freedom fighters in other countries around the world. One by one, all the colonies became independent, and Britain’s endless sun set forever. The Portuguese, the Dutch, the French and finally the British came to Bharat. Along with trade, all have made constant efforts to destroy the Bharatiya culture and engage in proselytism. Retaliation against colonialism had begun the very day Vasco-da-Gama, the first European traveler, set foot on Bharatiya soil in 1498. The Dutch had to leave Bharat after being defeated at the hands of Maharaja Marthanda Varma from Travancore. The Portuguese remained confined to Goa.

Those nameless heroes, those events left behind, those institutions and places that gave direction to the liberation movement and proved to be milestones, will have to be revisited, valued and preserved in the folk memories associated with them

In the struggle for supremacy, the British ultimately proved to be the victors who, through their devious policy, established control of just over half of Bharat. The rest of Bharat remained under the control of the rulers of Bhartiya with whom the British made treaties. After independence, the union of these states emerged as the Republic of Bharat. Bharat has chosen the path of democracy. Today it is the largest and most successful democracy in the world. Those who contributed to the freedom movement to protect the cultural values ​​of Bharat also fulfilled the duty of framing the constitution of Bharat. This is the reason why in the first copy of the Constitution provision was made to keep the cultural flow of Bharat intact by displaying the image of Ram Rajya through images and representatives of Bharatiyata like Vyasa, Buddha and Mahavira.

This “Amrit Mahotsav of Bharatiya Independence” is an opportunity to show gratitude to the patriots whose sacrifices have enabled Bharat to secure its rightful place in the world community as an independent nation. These nameless heroes, left-behind events, institutions and places, which gave direction to the freedom movement and proved to be milestones, will need to be revisited, evaluated and preserved in the folk memories associated with them. They should be brought into the mainstream so that future generations recognize that behind the innate freedom available today, there is a struggle of past generations for the nation and their centuries-old tears, sweat and blood.

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