The Chiittagong Armoury Raid: Inspiring Independence

Discover the Chiittagong Armoury Raid and its leader Surya Sen. An overview of the raid's objective, training children as an army, and the clash between Indian Republican Army and British forces.

00:00:00 Learn about the Chittagong Armory raid and its leader, Surya Sen. Understand the ideology behind the revolutionary activities and how they inspired thousands of people towards independence.

🔍 Surya Sen and other revolutionaries knew their actions wouldn't immediately lead to independence, but believed it would inspire others.

📚 Surya Sen joined the revolutionary secret society Anushilan Samiti while in college.

💥 The Chittagong Armory Raid, led by Surya Sen, aimed to inspire and move the country towards independence.

00:01:03 A brief overview of Surya Sen's involvement in the Chittagong Armoury Raid and his revolutionary activities during the Indian independence movement.

Surya Sen, also known as Masada, was a prominent figure in the Chittagong branch of the Indian National Congress.

He was involved in the non-cooperation movement and the anushulin samiti, a revolutionary group.

Inspired by Ireland's Easter Rising, Surya Sen planned an armed rebellion in Chittagong.

00:02:07 Chiittagong Armoury Raid led by Surya Sen planned to challenge British forces. Children aged 10 to 15 were trained as an army. Objective: Free India from British rule.

🔑 The Chittagong Armory Raid was planned by Surya Sen to challenge British forces and free the country from British rule.

🎯 Surya Sen trained a group of children, aged 10 to 15, and formed the Indian Republican Army Chittagong Branch to carry out the raid.

🌍 Although there were only 60 to 65 children in the Chittagong branch, the vision was to establish the Indian Republican Army in every corner of the country for liberation.

00:03:10 The Chiittagong Armoury Raid was led by young activists, including women, aiming to destroy British armories and Hindering their communication and transportation in 1930.

👥 Activists like Anan Singh, Ganesh Ghosh, and Lok Nasirai, as young as 20 to 22 years old, along with women leaders, played important roles in the Chittagong Armory raid.

📡 To ensure the success of the raid, the destruction of telegraph lines, telephone lines, and railway lines was included in the plan to prevent immediate communication and reinforcement by British forces.

🔫 On the evening of April 18, 1930, the Indian Republican Army successfully took control of both armories in Chittagong as part of the raid.

00:04:15 The Chiittagong Armoury Raid led by Surya Sen resulted in a clash between the Indian Republican Army and the British forces, with the former having the advantage of height.

🚂 The Chittagong Armoury Raid led to the control of Chittagong by the Indian Republican Army.

🚩 Surya Sen declared the provincial government of Chittagong and hoisted the Indian flag.

🔫 The Indian Republican Army had the advantage of height in the gunfight against the British forces.

00:05:19 A summary of the Chiittagong Armoury Raid in Modern History for UPSC. Learn about Surya Sen's painful torture and execution in 1934.

🔍 The video discusses the Chittagong Armoury Raid and the role of Surya Sen.

⚔️ Surya Sen and his companions faced torture and were ultimately hanged in January 1934.

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