Shaheed Hemu Kalani Birth Centenary: The birth centenary year of great freedom fighter, revolutionary and immortal martyr Hemu Kalani is being celebrated. Shaheed Hemu Kalani’s birth centenary celebrations were organized at the Fine Arts Cultural Center in Chembur, Mumbai on Sunday (26 March). This event was organized by Vivekananda Education Society and Bhartiya Sindhu Sabha.
The program was conducted in the presence of the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. On this occasion, Deputy CM Fadnavis said, “At the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) broke the shackles of slavery. This is an inspiration from Amar Shaheed Kalani. Kalani had joined the freedom movement from a young age. He went to the British with the tricolor. We respect him a lot.” Deputy CM Fadnavis said in one of his tweets that the great revolutionary and freedom fighter Amar Shaheed Hemu Kalani was also known as ‘Bhagat Singh of Sindh’.
Tweet of Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis
Attended a motivating program of Centenary Celebration of the great revolutionary and freedom fighter Amar Shaheed Hemu Kalani.
He was also called the ‘Bhagat Singh of the Sindh.’
This program was organized by Amar Shaheed. Kalani Yadgar Mandal, Vivekananda Education Society and… pic.twitter.com/LdBe0GKrqc
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) March 26, 2023
The life story of a martyr told through drama
The life story of martyr Hemu Kalani was told through a drama in the function. ‘Sindhu Sakha Sangam’ and Hemu Kalani’s family jointly organized this play. Gulshan Makhija, who plays Hemu Kalani in the play, said, “We are extremely proud that today we are presenting a play based on his life. My only message will be to all brothers and sisters that a patriot like Hemu Kalani gave us freedom, so it is our duty not to forget our mother tongue, ‘Sindhi’, many youths are forgetting this language. Today the Deputy Chief Minister was among all of us. He respected Hemu Kalani ji, it is a matter of pride for all.
Postal stamp issued by Government of India on Shaheed Hemu Kalani (Image Source: India Post, Government of India)
‘Trying to bring society together through plays’
Hemu Kalani was martyred at the age of 19
Let us tell you that during the British Raj in India, Hemu Kalani was born on 23 March 1923 in Sukkur, Sindh Division of Bombay Presidency in a Sindhi Jain family. Sukkur now falls in Pakistan. He was one of the youngest revolutionaries to be martyred for the country. At the age of only 19, two months before his 20th birthday, he was hanged on the orders of the British Government.
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