Inspirational Quotes by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Birth Anniversary of VINAYAK DAMODAR SAVARKAR: The 139th anniversary of Indian independence activist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is celebrated on May 28. He was born into a Marathi Hindu family in Nashik, Maharashtra on May 28, 1883. He was nicknamed “Veer” for his bravery from an early age and was deeply influenced by his older brother Ganesh Savarkar. In 1909, Ganesh opposed Morley Minto’s reforms to the British government. Savarkar also mobilized support for the movement, but was later sentenced to 50 years in prison for it.

During his imprisonment, Savarkar wrote books such as “Indian War of Independence 1857” which fueled anti-British sentiments among many Indians.

The former Hindu chief of the Mahasabha was notoriously imprisoned in the cell prisons of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which the British call Kala Pani. In 2002, the airport in Andaman and Nicobar’s capital, Port Blair, was renamed after Veer Savarkar.

Savarkar was an outspoken critic of the Indian National Congress and also opposed the “Leave India” movement of 1942. He strongly criticized the Congress party for accepting the two-state policy.

On his birthday, let’s revisit some of his most famous quotes.

Veer Savarkar has advocated ostracism all his life

“Practicing untouchability is a sin, a disgrace to humanity, and nothing can justify it.”

It is also believed that Savarkar was a good administrator

“Calm in preparation but bold in execution, this should be the motto in times of crisis.”

He styled himself as an atheist and thought Hinduism was a way of life

“One country, one God, one sect, one mind, we are all brothers without difference, no doubt.”

Savarkar was a staunch supporter of Hindu Rashtra

“Everyone is a Hindu who respects and possesses Bharat Bhumi, this land from the Indus to the seas, as his motherland as well as the Holy Land, i.e. the land of origin of his religion.”

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