Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti

Religion: Hindu
Country: India
Upcoming Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti is on 28 January 2021 (Thursday)

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Lala Lajpat Rai is known for his impeccable contribution towards the independence movement of India. He was born on 28 January 1865, and this day is celebrated as Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti.

Why Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti is celebrated


This freedom fighter was born on 28 January 1865 in the village of Punjab called as Dhudike which lies in Moga district. He was from an educated family and his keen interest in studies was also there. He started his education from a government school which was located in the Rewari district of present Haryana and his father Radha Krishan used to teach Urdu subject in that school. From very initial days of his studies, he was quite good in it and his writing skills were really something that impresses everybody. So when he grew younger, he went to Lahore to take up studies in the field of law. He was ardent supporter of Hinduism and believed that Hindu religion has all the necessary qualities that will keep this nation full of humanity. His involvement in Hinduism can be seen from the fact that, he headed Hindu Mahashabha many times.

He gave utmost importance to the studies and this is the reason why he formed a national college against the British institutions and some of the notable students of there were Bhagat Singh. He was also true devotee of the Arya Samaj. Other notable work of his were sheer involvement in the development of the Punjab National Bank and Lakshmi Insurance Company and this also led to the foundation of the banks in India.

But his work is not limited to these only, more importantly he participated in each and every movement which meant Independence of India. Due to his hard work and dedication towards the independence movement, he was made President of the National congress party in the year 1920, which was a special session. He also visited America and there he met with people who are Sikh and discussed matters related to independence with them.

British government made Simon commission to judge the condition the country (India) and it was headed by the John Simon. But when the commission came to Lahore for its visit, they got protest (peaceful) in front of them. The reason of this protest was that, this commission included not a single person from Indian origin and how they can judge condition of a country even without consulting from the people of that country. Lala Lajpat Rai was heading this protest. But the British force did ‘lathi’ charge on the people and in that use of force, lala lajpat rai was seriously injured and he passed away on 17 November 1928.

How People Celebrate Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti?

Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti has always been connected with the youth of India. He has a different place in heart of Indians because of his strong leadership, orator and writing qualities.

On this occasion people carry out various events that are patriotic in nature. In schools children’s carry out play that are dedicated to life of Lala Lajpat Rai. In government institutions, debates, quizzes are also organized. People are awarded with the prices that are dedicated to this great personality. March pass with Lala Lajpat Rai banners, are organized in various parts of India. Various entertainment channels, show movies that are either dedicated to Lala Lajpat Rai or are patriotic in nature.

There is a famous trust to his name called as Lala Lajpat Rai Trust and this trust operates various colleges and schools. The reason for this is that, from the very beginning Lala Lajpat Rai was in support of quality education that could be given to the students of India, here only.


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