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
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.)