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Bid to paint Bhagat, Gandhi as rivals decried.
Posted by: Mehtab Singh (IP Logged)
Date: February 28, 2008 06:41PM

[www.expressindia.com]

Amrita Chaudhry
Posted online: Monday , February 25, 2008 at 02:55:13
Updated: Monday , February 25, 2008 at 03:14:49

Ludhiana, February 24 “Sikhs are either the Sikhs like Bhagat Singh or they are the Sikhs of Bhai Randhir Singh.” Expressing this Sumel Singh, a scholar from Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, explains his statements as, “Bhagat Singh has actually followed the spirit the Sikh rehat maryada. While he (Bhagat Singh) was shunned by the some Sikh leaders of those time like Bhai Randhir Singh (Bhai Randhir Singh had refused to meet Bhagat Singh in jail for the latter had shorn his hair during freedom struggle) yet here was a young boy who explained his process of cutting his hair as his first step towards fulfilling the basic tenet of Sikh philosophy that preaches band band katva dena. For Bhagat Singh giving up his hair was the first band that he had sacrificed for the independence struggle.

Sumel Singh was speaking at a panel discussion organised by the Punjabi Sahit Academy on “Bhagat Singh and his ideologies.” At the centre of this panel discussion was the book titled “Martyr and bridegroom: A folk representation of Bhagat Singh” authored by Prof I.D. Gaur. Talking about his book, Gaur said, “Bhagat Singh even today for he still responds to non conformist, non-sectarian, and counter-hegemonic ethos of Punjabi people. Punjabis throughout the world remember Bhagat Singh through their folk songs.”

Adding to this, senior leftist and intellectual, Charan Gill remarked, “The fact that Bhagat Singh has once again become a role model leader for the masses draws our attention to the fact that the present set of leadership has totally failed to provide a hero. This is a disturbing sign. Civilization need heroes to survive and in case they do not find one in present time they bring alive a hero from history and for present youth. Bhagat Singh is a perfect icon.” Gill however warned, “The force by which people have tried to put Bhagat Singh and Gandhi as rivals will only hamper the advancement if India. The five films that we saw on Bhagat Singh all tried to do so for their commercial gains but then this idea that if we glorify Gandhi, Bhagat Singh’s stature is lowered and vice a versa is baseless.”

Prof Rajinder Pal Singh from Punjabi University meanwhile averred, “These fascism that Bhagat Singh belongs to only one section and not the other is false. Bhagat Singh can be and is as much of the left and as he is of the Sikhs or the Hindus. The intellectuals need not fear and condemn the current posters and slogans that are being pinned on Bhagat Singh in present times like “much da swaal” and “anakh.” All we need is to analyse the direction in which this young scholar is being taken to.

Also present at the seminar were Dr Surjit Patar president, Punjabi Academy, Dr Surjit, Amarjeet Grewal and others.

 



Re: Bid to paint Bhagat, Gandhi as rivals decried.
Posted by: Khalsaspirit (IP Logged)
Date: February 29, 2008 07:32AM

Waheguru ji ka khalsa
Waheguru ji ki fateh

Khalsa jio,

“Sikhs are either the Sikhs like Bhagat Singh or they are the Sikhs of Bhai Randhir Singh.”
Waheguru! Two evergreen great personalities of Sikh panth who played a vital role in reviving the khalsa spirit and with their priceless role we strongly believe their character will remain active in Sikh history and for new generations to come.

"The fact that Bhagat Singh has once again become a role model leader for the masses draws our attention to the fact that the present set of leadership has totally failed to provide a hero."
The Gold will remain shining. Sardar Bhagat Singh Shaheed was a Sikh Shaheed and that soul will return back time to time. The so called current leadership is all time corrupt now.

Guru Mehar Karay

Waheguru ji ka khalsa
Waheguru ji ki fateh

 



Re: Bid to paint Bhagat, Gandhi as rivals decried.
Posted by: Khalsaspirit (IP Logged)
Date: February 29, 2008 08:39AM

ਕੀ ਸਿਫਤ ਕਰਾਂ ਕਲਗੀਆ ਵਾਲੇ ਤੇਰੇ ਅੰਮਰਿਤ ਦੀ
ਐਸਾ ਘੋਲ ਬਣਾ ਕੇ ਪਿਆ ਗਿਆ ਏ,
ਜੀਹਨੇ ਪੀਤਾ ਗਟ ਗਟ ਆਬੇ ਹਿਆਤ ਏਹੋ
ਉਹ ਤਾਂ ਜਮਾਂ ਤੇ ਵੀ ਭਾਰੀ ਪਏ ਨੇ,
ਹੋਰ ਤਾਂ ਹੋਰ ਜੀਹਨੇ ਧਾਰ ਲਈ ਇਹਨੂੰ ਛਕਣ ਦੀ
ਇਤਿਹਾਸ ਵਿਚ ਉਹ ਵੀ ਲੁਡੀਆ ਪਾਉਦੇਂ ਗਏ ਨੇ,
ਐਸੀ ਬਖਸ਼ਿਸ ਕਰ ਗਿਆਂ ਜਗ ਅੰਦਰ
ਚਿੜੀਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਜ਼ ਤੁੜਵਾਏ ਨੇ,
ਰੱਖੀ ਮੇਹਰ ਨੀਲੇ ਦੇ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਸਵਾਰਾ
ਅੱਜ ਫਿਰ ਕਾਂਵਾ ਗਿਰਝਾਂ ਦੇ ਬੱਦਲ ਛਾਏ ਨੇ
ਭੇਜ ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ, ਰਣਧੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਵਰਗੇ,
ਤੇਰੇ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਨੂੰ ਗੁਲਾਮੀ ਵਿਚ ਰੱਖਣ ਵਾਸਤੇ
ਨਵੇਂ ਨਵੇਂ ਕਾਲੇ ਕਨੂੰਨ ਬਣ ਕੇ ਆਏ ਨੇ,
ਭੇਜ ਫੌਜਾ ਸਿੰਘ, ਅਨੋਖ ਸਿੰਘ ਤੇ ਜਰਨੈਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਵਰਗੇ
ਗਿੱਦੜਾ ਦੇ ਡਾਰ ਅੱਜ ਸ਼ੇਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਖੱਲ ਪਹਿਨ ਕੇ ਆਏ ਨੇ,
ਕੀ ਸਿਫ਼ਤ ਕਰਾਂ ਕਲਗੀਆ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਵੇ …
ਅੱਜ ਤੇਰੇ ਖਾਲਸੇ ਤੇ ਫਿਰ ਮਾਯੂਸੀ ਦੇ ਦਿਨ ਆਏ ਨੇ, ਫਿਰ ਮਾਯੂਸੀ ਦੇ ਦਿਨ ਆਏ ਨੇ, ਫਿਰ ਮਾਯੂਸੀ ਦੇ ਦਿਨ ਆਏ ਨੇ …

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ।
ਇਕ ਪੰਥ ਦਰਦੀ!

 



Re: Bid to paint Bhagat, Gandhi as rivals decried.
Posted by: Atma Singh (IP Logged)
Date: March 01, 2008 04:24AM

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹ

sadh sangat jee,

am i the only person who thinks that the speaker actually made a swipe at bhai sahib here?

my reading of the above is that while bhagat singh 'truly projected and lived the sikh ethos, despite cutting his hair' sikhs like bhai sahib 'were so atatched to religious tokens such as hair that they they would even refuse to meet sikhs like bhagat singh'.

i.e. sikhs like bhai sahib are fundamentalist, rigid, and do not really understand the true sikh ethos whilst sikhs like bhagat singh are non-fundamentalist, non-rigid and truly understand the sikh ethos.

maybe i've completely got the wrong end of the stick here. wouldn't be the first time. :-)

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ

ਦਾਸ,
ਆਤਮਾ ਸਿੰਘ

 



Re: Bid to paint Bhagat, Gandhi as rivals decried.
Posted by: sidhu.hcl (IP Logged)
Date: March 07, 2008 12:40PM

Bhagat Singh was a great soldier and leader to the country. He did what was to be done at that time in order to ignite people of (cold blooded) India. Their can be no match to the sacrifice what he did for the country.

But on the other hand Bhai Randhir Singh ji did what was best for the PAnth. He didnt had gone to meet BHAGAT SINGH in jail not to show that he was with ENGLISHMEN or he dont support war of independence.

Bhai Randhir Singh ji did bcoz at the time he was sitting at supreme postion of PAnth and he can NEVER ALLOW A SIKH TO SHORN HIS HAIRS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.

BY pointing this thing out a Hindu Professor cleverly did his wonderful act to save His FELLOW COWARD hindu asses.

 





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