Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi : A humble tribute on the occasion of his martyr 

Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi : A humble tribute on the occasion of his martyr 


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Context : Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, a renowned freedom fighter and journalist of modern India had sacrificed his life on 25 th March of 1931, after the two days of the martyreness of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdeva in the effort of protecting the sacred soil of this country from communal riots sponsored by the contemporary government (British Government). Let us pay our humble tribute to the great freedom fighter of India who fought against communal riots and sacrificed his life. 

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Introduction : Ganesh Shankar Vidyari was a great freedom fighter and journalist who had been associated with Indian National Congress and served as the president of the provincial unit  congress of United Province . He was editor of a Hindi newspaper “Pratap” . He used this newspaper to spread nationalism among Indians . However he was a Gandhian supporter and believed in non violence but still he had been associated with HRA (Hindustan republican Association) of Ram prasad Bismil and later on , he supported the activities of revolutionaries . He had been associated with Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Aazad . 

His Contribution to Hindi literature :  The Hindu Analysis

He did a lot of work on Hindi literature. He had not only been associated with the Pratap newspaper which he issued himself but also he had been associated with Saraswati , karmYogi, Swaraj , Hitwarta etc. He translated many books of English into Hindi . He translated Law miserables and Ninety three (Two Nobel of the Victor Huego) in Hindi and he participated in 19th session of Hindi Literature congress held in Gorakhpur 


His Ideology : The Hindu Analysis

However , he had been associated with congress and believed in Gandhian ideology of non violence but simultaneously he had supported the revolutionary activities held by HRA/HSRA because they were fighting to eliminate the exploitative and oppressive government. However he was a religious person but believed in secularism . During 1931, Instead of  participating in Karachi Confgress session (presided by Ballabh Bhai patel from 26th March to 31st March 1931  ), he decided to prevent communal riots which had erupted in Kanpur (State sponsored ) and finally he was murdered by the mob during the communal riots . 

Contribution in Legislative Assembly : The Hindu Analysis

He had been elected as the member of legislative assembly in 1925 (From Swaraj party ) under the dyarchy system of the government . Being a part of governance , he supported the revolutionaries as much as he could and he did a lot of work for communal unity. After the death of Vidyarthi, Gandhi wrote in Young India – “ The death of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi was one to be envied by us all. His blood is the cement that will ultimately bind the two communities.”. Paying his humble  tribute to Vidyarthi, Gandhi ji stated that his sacrifice was for a noble cause , i would be fortunate if i die for communal unity . 

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Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi type freedom fighters are the lessons for those fake nationalists who promote communalism . These types of forgotten heroes of our national movement must be remembered on the occasion of 75th anniversary of India’s freedom so that our young generation must know for what our ancestors sacrificed. Better to be a frenzied nationalist , we must be true patriots and nationalist which lies in the concept of pluralism and secularism . 

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