Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to the great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his 150th birth anniversary. This day is also celebrated as Martyrs’ Day in India.
Rai was one of the freedom fighter who lived life for the nation and died for the nation. Born on January 28, 1865 in a village in Punjab province, Rai was also a part of the famous ‘Lal Bal Pal’ trio. Weeks after, when Rai got several injuries during the non-violent protest that he led against the Simon Commission, he succumbed to death in Lahore in 1928.
On account of the brave heart’s birth anniversary,Punjab has declared public holiday on Thursday. The state will be celebrating the day along with functions organized by state government in Dhudi Ke village of Moga district, which is the birth place of Lala Lajpat Rai.
PM Narendra Modi in one of his tweets said, “Remembering the courageous Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary. He was a visionary whose patriotism & ideals inspired many people.” Adding to this he posted photos of handwritten papers from the diaries of Lala Lajpat Rai, which are also known as ‘Punjab Kesari’.