Great son of India, Shaheed Bhagat Singh was executed by the Britishers on 23rd March, 1931. He dedicated his life to free motherland from the cruel clutches of the British.
His Jail Diary was handed over, along with other belongings to his father, Sardar Kishan Singh after his execution. After Sardar Kishan Singh’s death, the notebook, along with other papers of Bhagat Singh, was passed on to his another son, Shri Kulbir Singh. After his death, it has passed to his son, Shri Babar Singh. It was the dream of Shri Babar Singh that the Indian masses get to know through this historical diary what were the actual thoughts of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Also general people can also see the original writings of Bhagat Singh because he is the hero of every caste, religion, poor, rich, farmers, labourers and everyone who loves Bharat.
Bhagat Singh’s deep thinking and vision, love for mankind can be seen by his these words, “Our political parties consist of men who have but one idea, i.e. to fight against the alien rulers.
That idea is quite laudable, but cannot be termed a revolutionary idea. We must make it clear that revolution
does not merely mean an upheaval
or a sanguinary strife. Revolution necessarily implies the programme of systematic reconstruction of society on new and better adapted basis, after complete destruction of the existing state of affairs (i.e. regime).”
Publication of this Jail Diary is a befitting tribute to the hero of India’s freedom struggle since it will infuse feeling of nationalism, patriotism and dedication among the readers.
Yadvinder Singh Sandhu
(Grandson of Shaheed Bhagat Singh)
President, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Brigade and Vice Chairman, All India Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Trust.