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Our group was assigned to work upon the iconic figure ‘Veer Savarkar’. We were a group of 6 students. We worked together and collected information about ‘Veer Savarkar’. We made posters, displayed thoughts given by Veer Savarkar. We collected Savarkar’s life history and great contributions.

By working together I realized the importance of group work. By coordination of the conscious efforts of all the group members, we became quite familiar with the life history and contributions made by the great freedom fighter Veer Savarkar.

I prepared and delivered a thought by Veer Savarkar.



Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is populary known as Veer Savarkar and Swatantryaveer Savarkar by all the patriots. He was born on 28th may, 1883 in a village, Bhagur (Nashik) Maharashtra. Savarkar was a multi-talented person. He was a poet, philosopher, playwright, and a well–admired political leader. He was a brave freedom fighter and social reformer.

Savarkar was born in the Marathi Brahmin hindu family. He earned the nickname, Veer meaning brave heart at the age of 12. In 1901, he married Yamunabai, daughter of Ramchandra, who supported his university education. He studied law in England. As a young man, he was inspired by the new generation of radical political leaders along with the political struggle against the partition of Bengal and the rising Swadeshi campaign.

Veer Savarkar practised dining of all Hindus together irrelevant of the castes in 1930. He was the first revolutionary – cum – politician who within 10 years eradiated the evil practices of untouchability in Ratnagiri.

Savarkar’s famous works: “Kamala, “Mazi Janmathep” were in Marathi language. His famous book naming “1857- first war of independence “had so much rattled the Britishers that they put a ban on it.

Veer Savarkar was the first poet in the world who was deprived of pen and paper in a jail. He used thorns and nails to compose his writings on prison walls. While in jail, Savarkar wrote the book describing Hindutva, which is about what it means to be a hindu, and Hindu pride, in which he defined as all the people descended of Hindu culture as being part of Hindutva, including Buddhists, jain and Sikhs. He coined the term Hindutva to create a collective “Hindu” identity as an essence of India. He was an atheist and a staunch rationalist who disapproved of orthodox beliefs in all religions.

Sarvarkar is one of those freedom fighters who could not claim much credit of their deeds because of the false propaganda against them. His name was attached with Mahatma Gandhi’s murder.

He succumbed to his atmaarpan in which he refused to take medicines , food and water and died on 26 february 1966 at the age of 83.

The airport at Port Blair , Andaman and Nicobar’s capital , has been named as ‘Veer Savarkar International Airport’ . In the recent past, the Shiv Sena party has demanded that the Indian government posthumously confer upon him India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

As Savarkar was a freedom fighter, he says

Oh motherland

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