Speech on Chandrashekhar Azad
Warm greetings to everyone present here today. I am here to deliver a speech on Chandrashekhar Azad.
The Indian Independence struggle was a long and tough one and had considerable contributions from innumerable freedom fighters. Among them, the name of Chandrashekhar Azad has a special place for sure. Known as a revolutionary in the truest sense of the word, this young man strived to bring freedom to India from the shackles of the British rule.
Early life and education
Chandrashekhar Azad was born on 23rd July in the year 1906 at Bhavra in Jhabua District of Madhya Pradesh. He was born to Pandit Sita Ram Tiwari (father) and Jagrani Devi (mother) and was known as Chandrashekhar Tiwari. Right from his childhood, Azad was a strong boy who learnt swimming, archery and wrestling. The boy completed his education at Sanskrit Paathshala in Varanasi.
Chandrashekhar Azad and revolutionary activities
It was the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, which ignited the flame in Chandrashekhar Azad for achieving independence of India from the clutches of the British. He was an integral part of the group of revolutionaries whose main aim was Indian independence. During the Non-Cooperation movement in 1920-21, Chandrashekhar Azad was just a teen, but he participated in many protests and marches and also got arrested. He bore punishment in the prison with nonchalance and hence earned the title of ‘Azad’.
When mention of Chandrashekhar Azad comes, there comes references of several incidents in the Indian freedom movement. The Kakori Conspiracy and the Lahore Conspiracy need special mention in this regard for sure. His close associations with Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev are well known and these revolutionaries have together succeeded in many plans against the British.
Like a true revolutionary fighting for his nation’s independence, Chandrashekhar Azad became a martyr for his motherland. Azad had vowed that he would never be captured by the British and he kept his word till the end. After attempting escape from the park where he and his revolutionary friends had planned a meeting, the man shot himself to death.
India will forever remember and regard the contribution of such great martyrs who without hesitation gave up their lives for the nation’s freedom.