Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. - Jawaharlal Nehru
One individual may die for an idea; but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Q.15 He was imprisoned in Lahore jail with Bhagat Singh, Batukeshwar Dutt and many others and went on hunger strike. Many were force fed and some gave up but at the end only Bhagat Singh and Dutt continued along with him. He died after 63 day fasting which makes him the first Indian to give up his life by fasting.
Who was he?
Q.17 He was attracted to Marxism and Anarchism in his earlier days. He was hanged one day before the actual decided date to escape the rage of general public. No magistrate was willing to supervise the execution. His body was taken out of the prison in midnight by breaking the rear wall for cremation.
In social media his execution day is wrongly circulated as Valentine's day (14th Feb). Who is he?
Q.20 He started "Bharat Scouts and Guides" with many others. He published number of newspapers like "Abhyuday", Maryada, Kisan, Leader. He bought "Hindustan Times" along with Lala Lajpat Rai and G D Birla. He was Chairman of Hindustan Times from 1924 to 1946.
Q.21 The Cellular Jail in Andaman Island was used by British to exile political prisoners to this remote place. Other than remoteness there was another reason for using this place as prison and was called "Kala Paani". what exactly was Kala Pani? Cellular Jail imprisonment was also called "Kala Pani".
Kala Pani meaning dark water is an old Indian Hindu taboo where a person where atkes up travel over sea looses his caste and faces social exclusion.