Api swarnamayi lanka
Name lakshmana rochate |
Janani Janma Bhoomishcha
Swargadapi Gareeyasi ||
The same freedom movement was happening in Hangal, a small town near Karwar dist. of Karnataka. A rally was organized against the arrival of a British officer Gibb. People of all ages came for the protest-rally. As soon as the rally started, police started lathi-charge against the mob and stated firing from their pistol. The entire mob dispersed in minutes. But a five year kid did not move a bit. He stood all alone in the midst of the road & started screaming loudly “Vandemataram…. Vandemataram”.
By the same time Gibbs came and was provoked by this kid. Gibbs stepped down from his car and slapped him. Kid fell down But he kept shouting “Vandemataram”. Gibbs slapped him again. But the kid din’t stop shouting the slogan. Gibbs got irritated and moved away from the place. The kid kept saying the slogan “Vandemataram”. Others were stunned by the kid’s bravery. That kid was Eshwar Dixit ( My Grand father).