Monday, July 20, 2020

Mangal Pandey

Remembering Mangal Pandey on his birth anniversary

• Mangal Pandey, the Great Indian Freedom Fighter was martyred on April 8, 1857. 
• His patriotism and sacrifice for India will be remembered forever. He was the one who instigated the 1857 Indian Rebellion that is also known as the outbreak of the first war of Indian Independence. 

His life:
• He was born on July 19, 1827 in Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh, India. 
• He led to the Indian Rebellion in 1857, which is known as the Sepoy Mutiny in 1857. His contribution in the Indian Freedom Struggle is unparalleled.
• The life of Mangal Pandey is all about patriotism, bravery and courage. 
• Mangal Pandey as an Indian Free Fighter is remembered as a symbolic revolutionary for initiating the first war of independence against the East India Company.

Some facts:
• Mangal Pandey joined the 34th Bengal Native Infantry regiment as a Sepoy of the British East India Company. 
• He joined the Bengal Army in the year 1849 and was a private soldier in the 5th company of the regiment. 
• It was on March 29, 1857, Mangal attacked the British Officers in Barrackpore, North Kolkata. 
• The Shaheed Mangal Pandey Maha Udyan Park at Barrackpore is built on his memory. This is place where he attacked the Britisher Officers and was later martyred
• As an honor to Mangal Pandey’s contribution in Indian Freedom Struggle, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in 1984 as a tribute to him.

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