Chandigarh Airport to be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Recently Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala collectively decided to name Chandigarh International Airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Earlier Punjab Vidhan Sabha had passed a resolution to name the airport as ‘Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh International Airport, Mohali’ but haryana objected it due to mohali in its name. later Haryana Vidhan Sabha passed a resolution on renaming the terminal, but with the use of ‘Chandigarh’.

Bhagat Singh

He was an Indian socialist revolutionary and folk hero of India’s Independence movement following his two acts of dramatic violence against the British and his execution at age 23. Bhagat Singh and his associate Shivaram Rajguru had shot a British police officer, John Saunders in December 1928. Following this, Bhagat Singh (aged 23) was convicted and hanged on March 23, 1931.

Background

Bhagat Singh was a Sandhu Jat. He was born in 1907 in Punjab Province of British India. On his birth, his father Kishan Singh and two uncle, Ajit Singh & Swaran Singh, were released from jail. His father and uncles were members of Ghadar Party which was led by Kartar Singh Sarabha and Har Dayal.

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