Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti
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Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti:- Lala Lajpat Rai is one of the brave freedom fighters of the country, who had sacrificed everything to free India from the slavery of the British. Lala Lajpat Rai not only played an important role in the Indian freedom struggle, but he also worked to break the chains of economic and educational slavery. He did many things for Punjab, due to which he is also called ‘Punjab Kesari’ i.e. ‘Lion of Punjab’. Lala Lajpat Rai is counted among the great revolutionaries of India.  Lalaji was a prominent leader of the Garam Dal of the Indian National Congress and representative of the whole Punjab. He started advocacy in Hisar after getting the education of law, but later due to coming in contact with Swami Dayanand, he became a strong supporter of Arya Samaj. It was from here that the feeling of fierce nationalism was awakened in him. Lalaji has the same place in Punjab, as Bal Gangadhar Tilak has in Maharashtra. Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti or his birth anniversary is celebrated every year on 28th January.


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Lala Lajpat Rai Early life & Family (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti):-

Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January 1865 (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti) in a simple family of Dhudike village in the Moga district of Punjab. Lala Ji father’s name is Lala Radhakrishna, who was a teacher by profession. Along with this, he also had a deep faith in the beliefs of Islam. He also regularly performed Muslim religious rituals. Reading prayers and fasting in the month of Ramadan was an integral part of his lifestyle, although he was a true religious-obsessed person. When his son Lala Lajpat Rai became an Arya Samaji, he also showed interest in understanding the philosophical doctrine of Vedas, ‘Tretvada’. This curious tendency of the father had an effect on his son Lajpat Rai also. Lajpat Rai’s father was a Vaishya, but his mother was from a Sikh family. Both had different religious views. His mother was an ordinary woman. She served her husband like a Hindu woman.


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Education of Lala Lajpat Rai (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti):-

Lala Lajpat Rai’s father Radhakrishna was a teacher of Government Higher Secondary School. Lala Ji was very smart in studying since childhood. He was a brilliant student. After completing his schooling, he took admission to the Government College of Lahore in 1880 for the preparation of law studies/advocacy and completed his studies. Lala Lajpat Rai became an excellent lawyer and practised for some time. Seeing the judicial system of the British, soon Lajpat Rai’s mind got disturbed by advocacy. Anger arose in his mind against the law and order system of the British and he left that system and turned to banking. (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti)


Patriotism since Childhood (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti):-

When Lala Lajpat Rai was young, the spirit of service to the country was awakened in his mind and he took a vow to liberate the country from British rule. It was his patriotism that he came in contact with freedom fighters like Pandit Guru Dutt and Lal Hans Raj during his college days. He was against the policy of the Indian National Congress and was in favour of choosing the path of revolution to liberate the country. He left advocacy to join the freedom struggle of the country and sacrificed his everything to free the country from the shackles of slavery. (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti)


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When is Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti in 2022?:-

On the occasion of this special day, we have seen special programs are held in India to remember him and his sacrifices. Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti is celebrated across the country on 28th January every year. This day reflects the cultural heritage of India.


Entry of Lala Lajpat Rai into Arya Samaj (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti):-

Arya Samaj was against the religious superstitions spread in the Hindu society to the Kurtis. Lala Lajpat Rai, along with Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj, gave his full support in carrying forward the movement of Arya Samaj and along with Swami Dayanand Saraswati made Arya Samaj popular in Punjab. For the first time in 1882, he attended the annual festival of Arya Samaj in Lahore and he was so impressed by this conference that he decided to join Arya Samaj. Lala Lajpat Rai had also served the people by setting up camps at many places during the famine. (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti)


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Raised the slogan “British, Go Back” (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti):-

When the Simon Commission came to India on 3 February 1928, the fire of protest erupted in the whole country against it. Opposing the Simon Commission, Lala Ji raised the slogan ‘British go back’ and strongly opposed this commission. On 30 October 1928, he took part in a massive demonstration organized against the Simon Commission in Lahore, during which he was badly injured in the Lathi charge. After fighting with his wounds for about 18 days, his life broke on 17 November 1928 and he died.


Advocacy did by Lala Lajpat Rai (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti):-

Lala Lajpat Rai started his practice as a Mukhtar (little lawyer) in his native place, Jagraon, but this town was very small, where there was not much scope for his work to grow. So they went to Rohtak. In those days the Punjab region included the present Haryana, Himachal and present-day Pakistani Punjab. While living in Rohtak, he passed the examination of law in 1885. He came to Hisar in 1886. As a successful lawyer, he remained here till 1892 and came to Lahore in the same year. From then on Lahore became the centre of his public activities. (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti)


Compositions of Lala Lajpat Rai (Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti):-

Lala Lajpat Rai was a great thinker as well as a great writer. Along with his actions and thoughts, he also guided people with his writings. Following are some of his compositions:

  • History of Arya Samaj
  • Dayanand Saraswati (1898)
  • The Problem of National Education in India
  • Mazzini’s Character Illustration (1896)
  • England’s debt to India
  • Swaraj and Social Change
  • Garibaldi’s characterization (1896)
  • Characterization of Shivaji (1896)
  • Yugpurush Lord Krishna (1898)
  • My exile story
  • The United States of America: A Hindu’s Impression and Study.
  • Exciting Brahma
  • The message of the Bhagavad Gita (1908)

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