How many of us remember that 9th August as Quit India Movement Day? Of course very handful of us. We the so called gen-next remember the Valentines day, Friendship day and many more such days but we have totally forgotten the most important day of our struggle for freedom the ‘Quit India Movement’ day.
This unforgettable day of 9th August was celebrated by the finger countable freedom fighters who are alive and know the importance of the day. It’s high time that we awake and carry forward the legacy of remembering the important day from history of our struggle for freedom to the generations to come.
The Nation observed the 67th anniversary of the Quit India Movement on Sunday and paid tributes to the martyrs and freedom fighters who had taken part in the movement. On the occasion, members of the Congress party, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, gathered at a function organised at the August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai to honor the freedom fighters.Chavan presented a plaque, a bouquet and a coconut to the surviving freedom fighters of the state, who were exclusively invited to the function.
Today, on this occasion, all of us have come together to remember all the freedom fighters who were a part of India’s freedom struggle and we are paying our tributes and respect to them, said Chavan. The Quit India Movement was a civil disobedience movement launched in August 8, 1942 in response to Mahatma Gandhi’s call for immediate independence.
To mark the 67th anniversary of ‘Quit India’ Movement organized under the auspices of Freedom Fighters’ Association at Freedom Fighters Memorial Hall at Subbarayanakere premises here this morning. The lackluster celebration proved that the freedom fighters too have lost interest to observe the ‘rituals’ so also the general public.
The ‘Quit India’ Movement is an important chapter in Indian history as Mahatma Gandhi gave a decisive diktat to the British to ‘Quit India’ this day in 1942.Dr. M.G. Krishnamurthy, Working President of the Association, hoisted the National Flag followed by singing of the National Anthem.
Vice-Presidents M.N. Jayasimha, B. Srikantaiah, General Secretary K. Ramanna, Y.C. Revanna, Treasurer M.S. Ananthaiah, Venkatachalaiah, T.M. Krishna Rao, T.S. Ramachandra Rao, M.S. Lakshmanappa and K.V. Srinivas were present. One of the freedom fighters admitted that they had not done preparations for today’s programme. “We will celebrate the occasion in a grand manner next year,” he added.