India pays tribute to great two sons of India

India pays tribute to great two sons of India

Team Ambitiousbaba are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “India pays tribute to great two sons of India

23rd July is the birth anniversary of India’s two great sons and noted freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to renowned freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversary and remembered their contributions to the country. He also tweeted that Tilak was a firm believer in Indian values and ethos, and his vision on education and women empowerment is continued to be motivated to many people in India.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak:

Born: 23 July 1856

He was born in Ratnagiri, Bombay Presidency as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak. Keshav Gangadhar Tilak was an Indian nationalist, teacher and an independence activist.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was the first leader of Indian independence movement. He also started the ‘Swaraj’ movement.

He was called as ‘The father of India unrest’ by British Government.

Indian people gave them a title of ‘Lokmanya’ as their accepted leader. Mahatma Gandhi considered him as ‘The maker of modern India’.

The prime minister said his thoughts and principles are more relevant than ever before in the present circumstances, when 130 crore Indians have take decision to build an Aatmanirbhar Bharat that is economically prosperous and socially progressive.

 

Chandra Shekhar Azad:

Born: 23 July 1906

He was born in Alirajpur state as Chandrasekhar Sitaram Tiwari.

Chandra Shekhar Azad was an Indian revolutionary and freedom fighter.

He was the reorganizer of the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA) under its new name of Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) after the death of its founder, Ram Prasad Bismil, and three other eminent party leaders, Roshan Singh, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and Ashfaqulla Khan.

He was the part of the Kakori Train Robbery of 1925, the shooting of John P. Saunders at Lahore in 1928 on revenge of the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai, and at last, in the attempt to blow up the Viceroy of India’s train in 1929.

India remembers the revolutionary freedom fighter Azad. Prime Minister Modi paid tribute and said on remembrance of him that he was a brave son of “Bharat Mata” and a remarkable man.

Azad was associated with revolutionary incidents which were targeted the colonial British regime. Azad had not ever captured by police and always remain “azad” (free).

 

Question & Answer:

Q1. The birth anniversary of Bal Gangadhar Tilak was observed by India on which day?

Ans. 23rd July

Q2. On which day Chandra Shekhar Azad was born?

Ans. 23rd July 1906

Q3. Who called Bal Gangadhar Tilak “the maker of Modern India”?

Ans. Mahatma Gandhi

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