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Shyama Prasad Mookerjee - A Martyr of 23rd June
Can thou recall this tearful and painful day, Oh, Youths of Bengal! None can reply. But during my stay at North Indian regions of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Punjab provices, the melody echoed and re-echoed in air “Jahan Huye Balidan Mookerjee, Oh Kashmir Hamara Hai. Jees Kashmir Ko Khoon Se Seencha, Oh Kashmir Hamara Hai.(Mookerjee was martyred on Kashmir soil. The land bleeds on his blood. Kashmir is ours, Kashmir is ours). The slogans ignite Hindu youths’ hair roots in all other parts of the country, but why not thy voices at Bengal, Oh! Bengali youths? Once, your land was the breeding ground for great movements, but today there is no slogan on Shyama Prasad.
Jawaharlal Nehru, in connivance with Soviet and British rulers silenced the voice of Netaji Subhas and had slowly placed him in the archives. History repeats in Bengal. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, the savior of West Bengal became the victim of the venomous conspiracy for ravenous greed of power of Abdullah, the Sheikh and Jawaharlal Nehru on 23 June 1953. Alas! There was none to save our Motherland.
Bengal has many iconic personalities and heroes namely, Swami Bibekananda, Rabindra nath and Netaji Subhas whose works are acclaimed at the national and global perspective. Shyama Prasad continued to enrich this trend snatching this part of Bengal from the claws of British and Jinnah. His martyr for unity and integrity of the Nation is an unending brightness of a stalwart. For these reasons, countrymen and his followers observe this 23 June as Martyr day. Congress of Nehru family, Muslim appeaser TMC or traitor Communists may forget him but the Hindu youths of Bengal should remember this lion man son of the Royal Tiger of Bengal, Sir Asutosh Mookerjee.
Shyama Prasad was taller than his stature that he never compromised his ideology and patriotism for the personal gains what many other leaders of Bengal across political party line, leftists or rightists did neither he became a stooge of Nehru family. Shyama Prasad had donated his ancestral residence named Ashutosh College bequeathed upon his father but to the contrary, the ancestral residence of late Jyoti Basu has been retained by his family members and a “Lift” is also installed there at the behest and expenses of State Government. Basu led a lavish lifestyle at Indira Bhavan for long. Ironically, Pranab Mookerjee and Jyoti Basu look like a flying fox before this Lion man.
Shyama Prasad had undaunted personality. The youths of Bengal should always keep in mind with utmost respect that in the year, 1947 when our beloved motherland was divided by the British rulers in collusion with Nehru led Congress, Leftist traitors and protagonist M.A. Jinnah, Shyama Prasad alone stood against this tripod. Truly, the Lion filched one third of undivided Bengal from the mouth of Jackle Jinnah, the originator of Pakistan. Shyama Prasad thundered, “Jinnah, you have divided India, now I divide Bengal.” Had there not Shyama Prasad at those crucial hours, the undivided Bengal would have witnessed the shrill “Naaraaye Takdeer Allah-Ho Akbar” and all of us turned “Maalaayun” (a slang). Bengalis of this part of land were saved from evacuation and thus could accommodate here uprooted, hapless millions from the other part of Bengal.
Are we ungrateful, are we impure in blood and sense? If the pictures of Gandhi, Nehru and Marx – Lenin - Stalin can find place at the political walls of West Bengal, what they have done good for Bengal, why Shyama Prasad is absent? Who can answer this! Marx-Lenin- Stalinists tyranny are the root causes of social, industrial, political downfall of West Bengal.
Let’s have a look, what Shyama Prasad did for Bengal.. He saved all Hindus against “Great Calcutta killings’ by Muslims and formed Hindustan National Guards in every district, worked tirelessly during great famine of Bengal in 1943.
He, being a cabinet member at the first central ministry led by Jaharlal Nehru after independence, he was instrumental to build Durgapur Steel plant(DSP) and Rail Locomotive factory at Chittaranjan, West Bengal. Further, he gave up the post of Minister for step motherly behavior of Nehru against Hindu Bengali refugees. A secular humanist, progressive, in thoughts, cultured and generous Shyama Prasad extended his hands of supports to poet Kazi Nazrul Islam during latter’s ailment. As an educationist, this youngest Vice Chancellor had placed Calcutta University in the world class level of teaching and fundamental research.
He had sacrificed his life for the integrity of our Nation. Now, time has come to awake Bengal and Bengalis to follow his life, path of wisdom. If we pay no heed to him, Bengal may be divided again and Bengalis would become refugees to an unknown land.
Shyama Prasad lived for 53 years. In this very short span of life he possessed versatile qualities. He was an Educationist at one end, a Politician and Statesman in thoughts. He was an icon of luminous humanity, an icon of national unity, an icon of justice, an icon of struggle, an icon of selflessness and self-sacrifice.
Today, on his Martyr day, we, the members of “Hindu Samhati” bow down our heads and offer our perpetual respect to Bharat Kesari Shyama Prasad Mookerjee. We ask for his kind blessing to give us strength to combat our Nation’s enemies.
By- Tapan Kumar Ghosh,
President, Hindu Samhati
June 23, 2010
June 23, 2010