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The birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter of the country, Lala Lajpat Rai, is celebrated on this day i.e. 28 January. On 28 January 1865 Lala Lajpat Rai was born in the Monga district of Punjab. He is also known as Punjab Kesari i.e. Lion of Punjab. 

He devoted his whole life to trying to make Indian nationalism stand firmly against the British government. Lajpat Rai did many such historical works in his life, due to which the countrymen still remember him with great respect.

Who is Lala Lajpat Rai?

Name Lala Lajpat Rai
Birth Anniversary Formed on 28 January every year
Achievement During World War I, he visited America to seek American public opinion in favor of India’s independence. 

He was a great critic of the British Government and was deported to Burma in 1907. On his return, he took part in the non-cooperation movement started by Gandhiji.

Works of Lala Lajpat Rai Lajpat Rai wrote many books-

1. Young India 

2. Unhappy India 

3. Arya Samaj 

4. England’s Debate to India 

5. Lalaji wrote the biography of Shivaji and many great men. 

Description Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian independence activist. He played an important role in the Indian independence movement. He was known as Punjab Kesari.
Death Anniversary Lala Ji was hit on the head by a British officer. He died on 17 November 1928 in Lahore, Pakistan due to a head injury.

History of Lala Lajpat Rai

Born on January 28, 1865, in Moga, Punjab in a simple family, Lala Lajpat Rai’s father Lala Radhakrishna was a teacher. It also affected Lajpat Rai. From his early days, Lajpat was a brilliant student and after completing his schooling he turned to law. 

Lajpat became an excellent lawyer and practiced for some time, but soon his mind got bored with this job. And resentment arose in his mind towards the judicial system of the British.

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To run his livelihood, Lajpat innovated banking. Banks were not much popular in India till that time, but they took it as a challenge and established Lakshmi Insurance Company and Punjab National Bank.

There was resentment in his mind towards the judicial system of the British. And he continued to oppose the British through Congress. Due to his hot nature, he was awarded the title of Punjab Kesari. 

He was one of the first leaders after Bal Gangadhar Tilak to demand Purna Swaraj. Lajpat emerged as the most popular leader in Punjab.

Along with being a freedom fighter, Lala Ji was also inclined towards the rapidly spreading Arya Samaj movement in India. As a result, he soon took up the task of taking the movement forward with Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. 

The Arya Samaj used to attack the evils and religious superstitions prevalent in Indian Hindu society and called for a return to the Vedas.

This was a time when Arya Samaj Lists were considered anti-religion, but Lala Ji did not care at all about it. Soon Arya Samaj became popular in Punjab with his efforts. 

He did other important work in the field of Indian education. Till now only traditional education dominated in India. In which the medium of instruction was Urdu and Sanskrit.

Contribution of Lala Lajpat Rai

Lalaji founded a school named Tilak Political Science School in Lahore. Started a social work organization called Log Sevak Sangh. In 1925, Lalaji saw the place of president of the movement of Hindu Mahasabha in Kolkata. 

Worked as editor of an Urdu daily called Vande Mataram. He was a great freedom fighter, a great patriot, and a social reformer. He will always be remembered for his work and his sacrifice.

Lala Lajpat Rai Quotes

“Believe in yourself by not trusting others. You can be successful by your own efforts because nations are built on their own strength.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai Quotes About Nation

“A leader is one whose leadership is effective, who is always ahead of his followers, who is courageous and fearless.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

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“Believe in yourself by not trusting others. You can be successful by your own efforts because nations are built on their own strength.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“It is very important to maintain discipline in public life, otherwise there will be an obstacle in the way of progress.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“One should be courageous and honest in worshiping the truth without worrying about worldly gains.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“That society can never survive, which in today’s time of competition and education does not provide full opportunities for progress to its members.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Untouchability is a completely inhuman and wild institution. Which is totally unworthy of Hinduism and Hindus. Untouchability is not found anywhere in Hindu scriptures.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“There is talk of a Nirguna, formless, just, merciful and omniscient God, but the teachings received today teach that God is the only God to be worshiped, worshipped and desired.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Non-violence is the effort to fulfil the objective by peaceful means with full sincerity and sincerity.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“It is very important to maintain discipline in public life, otherwise there will be an obstacle in the way of progress.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai Famous Quotes

“Life is real, valuable, rewarding and priceless. It should be respected, it should be kept long, and it should be enjoyed.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai Famous Quotes

“Untouchability is a totally inhuman and wild institution that is totally unworthy of the Hindu religion and Hindus. Untouchability is not found anywhere in Hindu scriptures.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Looking at the past is pointless, unless that past is acted upon to build a future to be proud of.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

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“Believe in yourself by not trusting others. You can be successful by your own efforts because nations are built on their own strength.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Real salvation lies in attaining freedom from suffering, from poverty, from disease, from all ignorance and from slavery.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Non-violence is the effort to fulfil the objective by peaceful means with full sincerity and sincerity.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“It is very important to maintain discipline in public life, otherwise there will be an obstacle in the way of progress.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai Quotes About Nation

“Patriotism can be decided only on the firm rock of justice and truth.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai Quotes About Nation

“A leader is one whose leadership is effective, who is always ahead of his followers, who is courageous and fearless.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“That society can never survive, which in today’s time of competition and education does not provide full opportunities to its members for progress.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Untouchability is a totally inhuman and wild institution which is totally unworthy of Hindu religion and Hindus. Untouchability is not found anywhere in Hindu scriptures.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“There is talk of a Nirguna, formless, just, merciful and omniscient God, but the teachings received today teach that God is the only God to be worshipped, worshipped and adored.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“For a Hindu, a woman is a combination of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Shakti, that is, she is the basis of all that is beautiful, desirable and oriented towards power.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai Inspirational Quotes 

“One should be courageous and honest in worshiping the truth without worrying about worldly gains.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai Inspirational Quotes 

“Believe in yourself by not trusting others. You can be successful by your own efforts because nations are built on their own strength.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

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“Real salvation lies in attaining freedom from suffering, from poverty, from disease, from all ignorance and from slavery.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Sometimes defeat and failure are more important steps to victory.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Suffering is a characteristic of our race, but in a psychological moment and for the sake of truth it is cowardly to avoid suffering.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Quotes By Lala Lajpat Rai

“The shots that hit me are the last nails to the coffin of British rule in India.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Quotes By Lala Lajpat Rai

“Real salvation lies in attaining freedom from suffering, from poverty, from disease, from all ignorance and from slavery.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“If I had the power to influence Indian journals, I would have the following headlines printed in bold letters on the first page: Milk for the infants, food for the adults and education for all.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“Since the cruel killing of cows and other animals have commenced, I have anxiety for the future generation.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

“I do honestly and sincerely believe in the necessity or desirability of Hindu-Muslim unity.” — Lala Lajpat Rai

Books are written by Lala Lajpat Rai

Apart from being a patriot, Lala Lajpat Rai was also a good writer, he wrote biographies of Shri Krishna, Shivaji, and many great men in Hindi. He contributed a lot to the promotion of Hindi in the country and especially in Punjab. 

He also launched a signature campaign to implement Hindi in the country. The names of the books written by Lajpat are as follows:–

  • History of Arya Samaj
  • England’s debt to India: India 
  • The Problem of National Education in India 
  • Swaraj and Social Change, The United States of America: A Hindu’s Impression and Study. 
  • Mazzini’s Character Illustration 
  • (1896) Garibaldi’s characterization 
  • (1896) Characterization of Shivaji 
  • (1896) Dayanand Saraswati 
  • (1898) Yugpurush Lord Krishna 
  • my exile story
  • exciting Brahma
  • The message of the Bhagavad Gita (1908)
  • Young India
  • England’s Debt to India
  • The Political Future of India
  • Unhappy India
  • The Story of My Life (Autobiography) 
  • LUVAS

The Bottom Line:-

His last words proved to be true During the protest against the Simon Commission, he was badly beaten with sticks on his body. He had said that the sticks struck on his body would prove to be the last nail in the coffin for the British Raj in India.

A month after his death, on 17 December 1928, in retaliation for his death, British police officer Saunders was shot dead. After that, the voice against the British in India became louder.

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