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PTI Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 16:08 IST India

Rich tributes were paid to the

martyrs of the freedom struggle today at an event held at the

August Kranti Maidan here to mark the 76th anniversary of the

Quit India Movement.

Various initiatives were organised to mark the

anniversary of Quit India movement, a major milestone in the

history of India's struggle for independence from the British


Floral tributes were paid to freedom fighters and

those who laid down their lives in the struggle for India's

Independence at an event held at the August Kranti Maidan.

This is the same ground from where Mahatma Gandhi gave the

clarion call of do-or-die for independence.

"My tributes to the martyrs for the supreme sacrifice

of life for the freedom of our country, Bharat!," Chief

Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted.

"The sacrifice of freedom fighters of the Quit India

movement gave us independence from the oppressive British.

Today, on August Kranti Din, as we shape the foundation of New

India, it is time we come together as one and overcome the

hurdles in our path to prosperity," state education minister

Vinod Tawde said, after paying tributes to martyrs.

Speaking at a commemorative event here, NCP state unit

chief Jayant Patil said, "Those who did not contribute in the

Indian freedom struggle are now seeking account of the

country's development."

The movement in August 1942, with Mahatma Gandhi's

call for immediate independence, was launched at Mumbai's

Gowalia Tank, which later came to be known as August Kranti

Maidan due to its association with the historic occasion.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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