Published on: January 31, 2022
LALA LAJPAT RAI
PM pays tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai on his Jayanti
- A stalwart of the freedom struggle
- Born on 28th January 1865 at a small village of Dhudike in district Ferozepur, Punjab,
- Contemporary of great stalwarts including Mahatma Gandhi
- Popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesari’ or ‘The Lion of Punjab’
- Supported the Non-cooperation movement at the Nagpur session of the Congress in 1920 and protested against the Rowlatt Act and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that followed.
- Moved a resolution in the assembly refusing cooperation with the Simon Commission since the Commission had no Indian members In 1928.
- Also an Extremist, and along with Bipin Chandra Pal and Bal Gangadhar Tilak, he formed the Lal-Bal-Pal trio of extremist leaders.
- Presided over the first session of the All India Trade Union Congress in 1920, advocated for organized labour as the antidote of capitalism and imperialism.
- Co-founded the Punjab National Bank in 1894
- Was the Founder-Editor of the Arya Gazette
- Founded several institutions and organizations such as Hisar Bar Council, Hisar Arya Samaj, Hisar Congress, National DAV Managing Committee.