Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday paid tributes to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. Taking to Twitter, the two hailed the Punjab Kesari for his contribution to the country.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (January 28) paid tributes to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary and said that tales of his commitment towards the nation will always inspire countrymen.
Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said, "Salute to the brave son of mother India, Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary. His saga of sacrificing his life for the independence of the country will always inspire the countrymen."
मां भारती के वीर सपूत पंजाब केसरी लाला लाजपत राय को उनकी जयंती पर शत-शत नमन। देश की आजादी के लिए प्राण न्योछावर करने की उनकी गाथा देशवासियों को सदैव प्रेरित करती रहेगी।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 28, 2020
Also, defence minister Rajnath Singh remembered Rai as an exceptional leader and paid tribute to the leader.
"I bow to great freedom fighter and a true nationalist, Lala Lajpat Rai on his Jayanti. The nation pays heartfelt tributes to Lalaji, an exceptional leader and mentor, for his immense contribution to India's freedom struggle", Singh tweeted.
I bow to great freedom fighter and a true nationalist, Lala Lajpat Rai on his jayanti. The nation pays heartfelt tributes to Lalaji, an exceptional leader and mentor, for his immense contribution to India’s freedom struggle.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 28, 2020
Rai was born on January 28, 1865, to a Jain family, as a son of Urdu and Persian government school teacher Munshi Radha Krishan Agrawal and his wife, Gulab Devi Agrawal.
Lala Lajpat Rai, popularly known as Punjab Kesari, played a pivotal role in India's Independence movement.
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