History of 8 April: Hanging Mangal Pandey, who ignited the flame of freedom, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt hurled bomb in Delhi Assembly Hall
April 8: Mangal Pandey, who sparked a revolt against the British government, was hanged on the same day today, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, the author of Bade Mataram, died in Calcutta.
Many youth of the country sacrificed their present so that the coming generations of the country can breathe free air and have a secure future. The day of April 8 is dedicated to him. Mangal Pandey, who was the first to spark the freedom of independence in 1857, was hanged on April 8.
The freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw bombs on April 8, 1929 in Delhi’s Central Assembly Hall to bring the flame of freedom to the whole world. The purpose of this bombing was not to harm anyone but to attract the world’s attention towards India’s independence movement. A series of other important events recorded on the date of April 8 in the history of the country are as follows: –
1857: Mangal Pandey, a soldier of the Barrackpore Regiment, who was sparking a revolt against the British Government, was hanged.
1894: Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, author of India’s national song Bande Mataram, dies in Calcutta.
1929: Revolutionaries Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt hurled bombs in Delhi Assembly Hall and arrested.
1950: Liaquat-Nehru Agreement between India and Pakistan. The agreement was aimed at securing the rights of minorities living in both countries and ending the possibility of war between the two countries in future.
1973: Spanish painter Pablo Picasso dies. He is considered to be probably the most effective painter of the 20th century.
2013: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies in London. She was the first woman Prime Minister of any European country, not just Great Britain, and the only Prime Minister of Britain in the 20th century, who held this position three times in a row. In Japan, Buddhists have been celebrating this day for centuries as the birthday of Buddha.