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India Observes 158th Birth Anniversary of Freedom Fighter Lala Lajpat Rai

The nation observes the 158th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai, popularly known as Punjab Kesari. Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28th January 1865 to his maternal grandparents in Dhudike. On the occasion of the 158th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai, the cabinet minister announced a grant of Rs 12 lakh on the demand of the villagers.

Lala Lajpat Rai has made a huge contribution to the struggle for the independence of the nation. He was also known as the leader of the Swadeshi movement.

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Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai is an Indian writer and politician. He was born on 28th January 1865 and died on 17th November 1928. He is popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesari’ and played a pivotal role in the Indian Independence movement. People also called him ‘Punjab da Sher’ which means ‘Lion of Punjab’.

He was one of the three members of the Lal Bal Pal Trimurti. He was also associated with the management activities of Punjab National Bank in the early years and Lakshmi Insurance Company in their early stages in 1894.

Lala Lajpat Rai History

Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28th January 1865 in an Agrawal Jain family as the eldest son of six children of Munshi Radha Krishna. He spent most of this youth in Jagraon. He also built the first educational institution R.K. High school in Jagraon.

Lala Lajpat Rai Education

In the late 1870s, his father was transferred to Rewari, where he had his initial education at Government Higher Secondary School, Rewari, Punjab province, where his father was posted as an Urdu teacher. In 1880, Lajpat Rai joined Government College at Lahore to study law, where he came in contact with patriots and future freedom fighters, such as Lala Hans Raj and Pandit Guru Dutt.

While studying at Lahore he was influenced by the Hindu reformist movement of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, became a member of the existing Arya Samaj Lahore, and founder-editor of Lahore-based Arya Gazette.

Lala Lajpat Rai Career

Lala Lajpat Rai’s Career was inspired by Swami Dayanand Saraswati’s Hindu reformist movement while studying in Lahore and entering the existing Arya Samaj Lahore. He was also the founding editor of the Arya Gazette in Lahore. He became a strong believer in the belief that Hinduism and was the pivotal point on which an Indian lifestyle must be based when studying law. His father moved to Rohtak in 1884, and Lala Lajpat Rai followed after finishing his studies in Lahore.

In 1886, he moved to Hisar, where his father had been relocated, and began practicing law. He and Babu Churamani were founding members of the Hisar Bar Council. He had a strong desire to serve his country since childhood, and he took a vow to free it from foreign rule in 1886 when he established the Hisar district branch of the Indian National Congress.

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