Awakening the inspiration of the martyrs, goodwill walks into the city
On March 3, 1931, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were hanged by the British in a jail in Lahore. To mark what is now known as the Day of Martyrs, our Yuva Nirman Project arranged Sadbhavana Padayatra, a rally through Ahmednagar city to instill the memory and inspiration of this incident in the youth in the hope of creating harmony and ending religious and communal hatred. Taking part were around 600 activists and college, National Service Scheme (NSS) and NCC students.
The padayatra started with laying a wreath on the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Wadia Park. A street play, Azadi Ki Pukar, expressing the need for social unity and the thoughts of martyrs, was performed at every square during the procession which covered Maliwada Takht Darwaza, Asha Chowk, Chitale Road, Delhi Darwaza, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park in Patrkar Chowk, ending with a salute to the statue of Bhagat Singh.
Concluding the rally, Principal of Dr Pemraj Sarda College, Maheshwari Gavit and Professor Sachin More delivered a lecture on 'Martyrs' Dream and Today's India.' The youths participating swore to protect the Indian Constitution, National Flag, Father of the Nation, and the brotherhood of freedom movement andcommitted to socio-economic equality.
Also participating, retired Civil Service Officer, Nitin Khade promised the young people to end caste, religion, language, and sectarian differences. Disabled activist Vilas Shinde sang the national anthem. Chhatrapati IV Shivaji Maharaj was saluted on the premises of Martyr's Memorial.