Jallianwala Bagh Massacre – A Tribute

A confabulation on “Jallianwala Bagh Massacre – A Tribute” was organized by VE – SIP cell in association with ARCRA Club on 13.04.2022 for student members of JIT from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. in Seminar Hall.

The event started with a prayer song followed by a welcome speech by Madana Vasudha of I ECE The first person to initiate the session with her talk was Subarna of I ECE followed by Jegadeesh, Sruthi Sree, Kathi Poojitha, Anisha & Aswin of AI & Naveenraj of Civil.

Each student rendered his tribute by detailing the Jallianwala Bagh massacre which took place exactly 103 years back on April 13, 1919. They recalled this tragic incident on this day in which hundreds of people were killed and wounding many hundreds more. Students highlighted that this act is marked a turning point in India’s modern history, in that it left a permanent scar on Indo-British relations and was the prelude to Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi’s full commitment to the cause of Indian nationalism and independence from Britain.

The students emphasized how the government of India ordered an investigation of the incident (the Hunter Commission), which in 1920 censured Dyer for his actions and ordered him to resign from the military. Students in their speech explicated that the reaction in Britain then to the massacre was mixed, that many condemned Dyer’s actions—including Sir Winston Churchill, then secretary of war, in a speech to the House of Commons in 1920. Finally the discussion was concluded by remembering how the Jallianwala Bagh site in Amritsar is now a national monument. Vote of thanks was rendered by Sarvetha of I AI. The event was concluded with a group photo session.