When today's generation sees the statue of Bhagat Singh surrounded by statues of two people, there are very few people who ask questions as to who these other two people are. That is, Sukhdev and Shivram Rajguru. When he reads, he learns that Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt had gone to throw bombs at the Central Assembly. Why are their idols installed here? Today is the birth anniversary of Sukhdev, whose full name is Sukhdev Thapar. You can learn about them on this occasion.
Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were all sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case. While Batukeshwar Dutt was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Central Assembly bomb case. All three were hanged on the same day. Therefore, the memorial of the three was also built in the same place, hussainiwala village in Ferozepur, Punjab, where the last rites of the three were performed on the banks of the Sutlej river.
Sukhdev Thapar was born in ludhiana, Punjab, to a Punjabi family. After his father's death, his uncle brought him up, but in his teenage life he came in contact with all the revolutionary youth. The Jallianwala Bagh scandal had also had a profound impact on his mind against foreign rule.
First he joined the Youth Assembly, later he started working with the HSRA, the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. The chief of which was then elected chandrashekhar azad. Azad took over after Sachindra Nath Sanyal was sentenced to black water. The institution was given a new name, a new look, and Sukhdev Thapar was entrusted with the responsibility that he would also monitor the work of many regions of North India, including Punjab, then Pak's Punjab.
He was officially made the head of the HSRA. Bhagat Singh, however, was then in charge of the political case of the Punjab unit. In fact, Bhagat Singh was a very readwriter, writing articles in many journals. Sukhdev was the topper in setting up organizations, making plans, dodging the police.
Under his leadership, youth were linked to the organization and units were set up in many parts of Punjab and North India. A bomb factory was also built in Lahore. Sukhdev also played a major role in the Lahore conspiracy case in which plans were made to kill a police officer to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. It was then that Sukhdev was considered the main accused in the case. So along with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru, he was also sentenced to death.
Today, new generations rarely know the contribution of Sukhdev Thapar. There is a need to research them afresh as a spiky organiser. This will be a true tribute to him.