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From Amit Shah to Rajnath Singh: Political leaders pay tributes on Lala Lajpat Rai’s birth anniversary

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Affairs Minister, Amit Shah and other senior political leaders paid heart-felt tributes to Punjab Kesari and freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary on Thursday (January 28).

Lala Lajpat Rai

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Affairs Minister, Amit Shah and other senior political leaders paid heart-felt tributes to Punjab Kesari and freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary on Thursday (January 28).

Amit Shah took to Twitter and remembered his work during the freedom struggle.

“Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai ji, a son of our Maa Bharati, who while bearing the cruelty and atrocities of the British rule, worked continuously for the freedom of the people. Lala ji’s sacrifice and the unrestrained struggle for the independence of the country still inspires patriotism and inspiration among the countrymen,” Shah tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi).

Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister of India, also remembered Lala Lajpat Rai by saying that the freedom fighter instilled a sense of national unity within the countrymen.

“On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai, I remember and salute him. During the Indian freedom struggle, he instilled a sense of national love within the countrymen and encouraged the youth to come forward. His contribution will continue to inspire future generations of the country as well,” he tweeted. 

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Om Birla also took to Twitter and offered floral tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai at the Parliament.

“On the occasion of the birth anniversary of “Punjab Kesari” Lala Lajpat Rai ji, he paid a wreath in the Central Hall of Parliament today. Lala ji’s principles will always inspire us,” he tweeted.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu took to Twitter and said: “I pay my humble tributes to the legendary freedom fighter and true nationalist, ‘Punjab Kesari’ Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary today. #LalaLajpatRai through his remarkable oratory and stimulating writings inspired many Indians to join the freedom struggle,” he tweeted.

Lala Lajpat Rai played a viral role in the Indian Independence movement. He was also one of the three in the Lal Bal Pal trio namely Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal – social reformers and freedom fighters who helped India gain independence from the British rule.

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