Insight Bureau: At a time when the entire nation is observing Children’s Day on Tuesday, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag remembered the youngest Martyr of India’s freedom struggle, Shaheed Baji Rout from Nilakanthpur in Odisha.
In a series of tweets, Sehwag described about the courage of Baji Rout, who was on guard of a country boat and denied the British troop to ferry them across river Brahamani and later killed by the British police.
On this #ChildrensDay it's time we know about Shaheed Baji Rout ,from Nilakanthpur in Orissa ,the youngest Martyr of India's freedom struggle.
At the age of 12,this young boy was on guard of a country boat and was ordered by the British troop to ferry them across river Brahamani pic.twitter.com/6opZqLCKYs
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2017
In this regard Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his gratitude to Sehwag for remembering Baji Rout, who is the symbol of true Odia Pride.
On behalf of the whole Odia Community, express my gratitude to @virendersehwag for remembering Baji Rout, the youngest Martyr of Indian Freedom Movement & sharing his story in detail. Baji Rout is the symbol of true Odia Pride & Veeru gave his bravery a global canvas today. https://t.co/Qhnu4GnH0O
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) November 14, 2017