My respect to the young man who showed thousands of people the correct wayDuring the thirties, the posters were very simple. These posters were written on the cheapest papers. The ink was arranged hurriedly. The language was simple. But these simple posters created a reign of terror in the minds of British in the district of Midnapore (now Medinipur). The posters used to say: "Medinipur-ke magistrate-sunno thakite hoibe" (Midnapore must remain without District Magistrate). And they did it. They scored a very famous hat-trick. Paddy, Doglous, Berge-three successive British Magistrates of Midnapore were assassinated by the revolutionaries.
In 1942, Midnapore again did it. There was no sign of British administration in the district during the 'Quit India' movement. Matangini Hazra became a martyr at an age of seventy-two.
Tamluk sub-division of the district declared independence and remained independent from the British during December 17, 1942 to August 8, 1944. The Government of Tamluk stopped functioning only due to the request of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
How did the quiet, Maths-loving people of the district get so much courage? The feeble teenager had shown the way in 1908.
My profound respect to the teenager from Tamluk, Khudiram Bose on his day of martyrdom. On this day in 1908, Khudiram was hanged to death. At the time of death, he was only 18 years 8 months old. But his death created thousands of Khudiram all over Bengal, particularly in his district (Midnapore) and in his sub-division (Tamluk).