‘Happy 92nd Birthday Che Guevara’
Today is the 92nd Birthday of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara who was a Argentinian Marxist revolutionary , physician , author, diplomat and military theorist; an extraordinary master of Guerrilla warfare and a major figure of Cuban Revolution. The popular quote of Che was “if you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a Comrade of mine- ‘Hasta la victoria siempre”
Che Guevara-still alive in the walls of ‘Revolution’
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 14, 1928. Che’s legal name on his birth certificate was ‘Ernesto Guevara’, his name some times appears with ‘de la Sarna’ and /or ‘Lynch’ accompanying it .Referring to Che’s ‘restless’ nature, his father declared “the first thing to note is that in my son’s veins flowed the blood of the Irish rebels”
In 1948, Guevara entered the University of Buenos Aires to study medicine. His “hunger to explore the world” led him to intersperse his collegiate pursuits with two long introspective journeys that fundamentally changed the way he viewed himself and the contemporary economic conditions in Latin America. The first expedition in 1950 was a 4,500-kilometer (2,800 mi) solo trip through the rural provinces of northern Argentina on a bicycle on which he installed a small engine.This was followed in 1951 by a nine-month, 8,000-kilometer (5,000 mi) continental motorcycle trek through part of South America. For the latter, he took a year off from his studies to embark with his friend Alberto Granado, with the final goal of spending a few weeks volunteering at the San Pablo leper colony in Peru, on the banks of the Amazon River. (Source– Wikipedia)
As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America and was radicalized by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed.His burgeoning desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala’s social reforms under President Jacobo Árbenz, whose eventual CIA-assisted overthrow at the behest of the United Fruit Company solidified Guevara’s political ideology.Later in Mexico City, Guevara met Raúl and Fidel Castro, joined their 26th of July Movement, and sailed to Cuba aboard the yacht Granma with the intention of overthrowing U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to second in command and played a pivotal role in the victorious two-year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime. (Source – Wikipedia)
However, Che Guevara still alive in billion hearts across World. because of his fight against ‘Injustice and Marketism’ . Whether it is a student studying in Cuba, or in London,or in Delhi and in very single parts of the Earth , there is a beautiful picture of ”Che’ on the walls of every street. There are many countries in the World where ‘Che’ is worshiped as a ‘God’ of revolution.
Che was arrested from Bolivia on October 8, 1967 .Very next day of his arrest, On October 9, 1967 , Che Guevara was killed at the age of 39. But even after so many years of his death , no one would killed his idea of ‘great revolution’. Before died ‘Che’ had said “You are killing a person, but you can’t kill his thoughts’.
However, Che is call the father of Cuba because it was ‘Che’ who together with Fidel Castro , formed an Army of 100 ‘Guerrilla fighters’ and together overthrew the rule of dictator Batista, liberated Cuba.
In India, there are millions people who are inspired by Che Guevara’s ideas. From the walls of Delhi’s JNU to Kolkata’s Jadavpur University ,’Che’ still alive. “If I lose, it will not mean that it was impossible to win” , “If you become furious with every injustice , then you are my friend” – Che Guevara .