Recently I visited Andaman cellular jail famously known as “kala Pani” meaning Kal(place of death),from where no one could return back. It is now a national memorial.
The history of prison is one of the most horrifying part in our Indian history,the inhuman behavior of British people on Indians.The walls of prison were small unlike other prisons because no one could escape from there,all being surrounded by water.The prisoners were made to work so much which was much much more beyond humans capacity and dire punishment for those who couldn’t complete the days quota.
When the atrocities worsened,prisoners went on hunger strike..but that would also not affect the cruel hearts.They were forced to eat,and many died out of that.The struggle for survival continued for years. Their love for motherland was the sole reason to live.
“Vo log bhi kya log the..desh ke geet gaate jail mein kadam rakhte..na koi khauf..bas “inqalab zindabad” ke naare lagate..aur apni zindagi ke 10-20 saal yun hi kurbaan kardete””
Veer savarkar was one of the prominent leaders at that time.He was imprisoned there for 10 years.He used to sing patriotic songs the whole day.He used to say “Agar bulbul meri bhasha samajh pati to mein ise bhi desh bhakti ke geet sikha deta aur ye dal dal par jake gaati”. Such was the enthusiasm at those times in people.
If such people wouldn’t have been there in those days then we would have never got freedom.Though we have got freedom from Britishers,but still we are enslaved..slave of our politicians,corruption,rigid society..Who will get us freedom from all of them?Youth of those times could die for their country…where can we get any such enthusiasm in todays world..To get “Kranti” we need krantikari…and those can only be among us..who will free us from slavery of corruption and politicians.Only young minds can make some change and light the spark of revolution..dream of a new nation free of corruption.Lets take responsibility and be the first “krantikari”!!!