Shaheed Diwas: 23rd March
- Also known as Martyrs’ Day, honours the valour and commitment of those who sacrificed their lives for the country.
- On this day, freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar were hanged to death by the British rulers of India in 1931.
- The three young revolutionaries were arrested on various charges, including the murder of British police officer John Saunders in 1928. But they didn’t want to kill John Saunders.
- Their target was Superintendent of Police James Scott, who had ordered his men to lathi-charge protesters leading to the death of Lala Lajpat Rai.