Madanlal Dhingra went to the
gallows that day. With the holy Gita in his hands and the sacred names of Rama and Krishna
on his lips he smilingly embraced death. We remember him today with reverence; we bow to
him in gratitude.
In those days when the British tried to suppress the Indians cruelly, thousands of
brave men and women fought and sacrificed their lives. They sacrificed their personal
happiness. They had to be away from their beloved wives and children. "Let us free
Bharat Mata from foreign rule first and then think of our personal happiness!" - this
was the ideal they had before them.
Indian's independence is a plant they watered with their blood; it is the fruit of
their toil and the result of their self-sacrifice.
Twenty-five years have passed since we achieved independence. It is our responsibility
to preserve what those martyrs won by sacrificing their lives. They fought to win freedom;
we have to fight to preserve freedom.
Let us draw our inspiration and strength to serve our nation from the glorious examples
of Madanlal Dhingra and the thousands of martyrs like him. May they shower their blessings
on us! May the patriotism, the courage and the loyalty of those great men guide us! Let
our one prayer be may these heroic martyrs inspire us to serve our own beloved motherland!
With the grace of God, may we be fit to serve our beloved motherland!