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India Celebrates Birth Anniversary Of ‘The Great Patriot’, Lala Lajpat Rai

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| January 28 , 2018 , 16:10 IST

Lala Lajpat Rai played a significant role in India's independence movement. He was a fierce patriot who died fighting for the country's independence. A man with principles, who led a silent march against the Simon Commission in 1928.

On his death anniversary, we bring you some of the most inspiring quotes from the staunch nationalist:

  • The Government which attacks its own innocent subjects has no claim to be called a civilized government. Bear in mind, such a government does not survive long.
  • I declare that the blows struck at me will be the last nails in the coffin of the British rule in India.
  • If I had the power to influence Indian journals, I would have the following headlines printed in bold letters on the first page: Milk for the infants, Food for the adults and Education for all.

Lala Lajpat Rai has left a legacy behind him. Apart from igniting the spark of 'Purna Swaraj' or total freedom in the minds of the countrymen, he became an exemplary freedom fighter and his fiery journalistic writings kindled the spirit of patriotism in many young men and women who were inspired to join the freedom struggle.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai on his 152nd birth anniversary on Sunday.

Tributes to the great freedom fighter Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary #PresidentKovind

Naidu saluted the Freedom Fighter saying, ''Popularly known by the twin monikers of "Sher-e-Punjab" and "Punjab Kesari", #LalaLajpatRai was born on 28 January 1865 in undivided Punjab.

Modi also conveyed his greetings on the occasion.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also remembered Punjab Kesari.

Indian National Congress also tweeted in honour of the ex-party president.