President hosts "At Home" on Quit India movement's 67th anniversary

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New Delhi, Aug.9 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil hosted the customary "At Home" on the occasion of 67th anniversary of the Quit India Movement at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his wife Gursharan Kaur, Defence Minister A.K.Antony, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Tejender Khanna, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken and United Progressive Alliance Chairperson and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi were among the distinguished guests on this occasion.

About 200 freedom fighters, which included the individuals from National Capital Region (NCR) Delhi, Karnataka, Manipur, Meghalaya, Daman and Diu, and Pudducherry, also had the opportunity to attend the "At Home" at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Patil sat among the freedom fighters for a while and listened to their requests during the occasion.

The Bharat Choro Andolan or, the Quit India Movement was a civil disobedience movement launched on August 8, 1942 in response to Mahatma Gandhi's call for immediate independence. (ANI)

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