157th birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai

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On 28 January 2022, the 157th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai has been celebrated across the country.

An overview of the news


  • Lala Lajpat Rai was born on January 28, 1865 in Punjab.

  • He is also known as 'Punjab Kesari' and 'Lion of Punjab'.

  • Lala Lajpat Rai, along with Bal Gangadhar Tilak of Maharashtra and Bipin Chandra Pal of Bengal, was a member of the trinity called 'Lal Bal Pal'.

Political and social contribution

  • Home Rule League of America (New York) founded in 1917.

  • Presided over the special session of the Indian National Congress in Calcutta in 1920. In 1920 itself, the first president of the All India Trade Union Congress was also elected.

  • In 1928, a resolution was introduced in the Legislature against the Simon Commission.

  • Servants of Society was founded in 1921.

  • Played an important role in co-founding the Punjab National Bank in 1894.

Important literary works

  • England Debt to India

  • Open Letter to The Right Honourable David Lloyd George: Prime Minister of Great Britain

  • The Message of the Bhagavad Gita

  • Unhappy india

  • The Political Future of India

  • Young India: The Interpretation and the History of the Nationalist Movement from within


  • Due to injuries sustained in the lathicharge by James Scott during a protest against the Simon Commission in Lahore on 17 November 1928.

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