One evening, in a village in Punjab, a boy aged 3 years stepped out for a walk with his father. His father was accompanied by a friend. They were chatting as they walked on and went beyond the village. The elders were walking along the edge of afield. Not hearing the footsteps of the boy, the father stopped and looked back. He saw that he boy was sitting on the ground and seemed to be planting something.
The father became curious. He approached the child and asked “What are you doing son?” The boy replied innocently, “Father, I shall plant guns all over the field.” His eyes shone with the strong faith that guns would grow in the field. Both the elders were struck with wonder on hearing these words of the little boy.
This little boy was none other than the great revolutionary, Bhagat Singh.
Once, when he was in school, Bhagat Singh asked his classmates, “What do you wish to become when you grow up?” Each boy gave a different answer.One of them said, “I want to become a doctor.” Another wished to become a government officer; and some other wished to become a merchant; while another said, “I want to marry”. At this, Bhagat Singh remarked, “Is marriage a big achievement ? Anybody can marry. But, I will drive the British out of India.” This shows how patriotism flowed in his veins right since childhood.
This story shows how great our Bharatiya revolutionaries were. In a world where everyone is self-centred and concerned only about their own welfare, Bhagat Singh’sonly concern right since childhood was to liberate our Motherland from the clutches of slavery.