Shaheed Smriti Library and Research Center will now be opened in the closet of Shaheed-e-Azam Shaheed Bhagat Singh, built in the basement of the historic Vice Regal Lodge of the University of Delhi. Bhagat Singh was kept in this cell in the basement before he was hanged. As per the reports, the opening of the Library and Research Center will benefit the students researching inthe this field.
University administration will make books related to revolutionaries available here. At the same time, this closet will be opened every Saturday to familiarize the students and faculty with freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
The announcements were made at an event organized in Delhi University on the occasion of Martyr’s Day commemorating the contribution of Bhagat Singh, Rajgur,u, and Sukhdev to the independence of the nation. On this occasion, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank joined the program through a video conference. He paid tribute to the contribution of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in the independence of India.
He said that for a day, Shaheed Bhagat Singh was kept in this cellar. He also appreciated the plan of building a library and research center in the cell built in the basement of Delhi University. He said that DU was laid in 1922 and initially only three colleges were affiliated to it namely, St. Stephen’s in 1881, Hindu College established in 1899, and Ramjas College established in 1917.
He said that starting with about 750 students, Delhi University today has grown into one of India’s largest universities with 16 faculties, more than 80 academic departments, 90 colleges, and over seven lakh students. Finally, he paid tribute to the immortal martyrs while reciting a poem written on Bhagat Singh by the famous poet Harish Chamoli.
DU Vice-Chancellor Prof PC Joshi while paying tribute to the martyrs at the program said that this closet is protected in the memory of Bhagat Singh. A jug, a lantern, a portrait of the martyrs, and a cot are kept here. He said that DU plans that this closet will be opened for students. So that they can know the martyrs. Several college principals were present at the event including Dean of College Dr. Balram Pani, South Campus Director Suman Kundu, Registrar Vikas Gupta.