64th anniversary of Quit India movement celebrated
New Delhi, Aug 9 (UNI) The 64th anniversary of the Quit India movement was today celebrated all over the country including the historic August Kranti Maidan in South Mumbai, from where the call for the movement was given.
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Prabha Rau, Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC) president Gurudas Kamkat, Social Welfare Minister Chandrakant Handore, Minister of State for Medical Education Suresh Shetty and other party workers were present at the August Kranti Maidan on the occasion.
Floral tributes were paid at the memorial of martyrs and nine freedom fighters were felicitated on the occasion, according to MRCC spokesman Ajit Sawant.
Rich tributes were paid to freedom fighters here in the capoital on this occasion. The Indian Youth Congress celebrated the day as Youth Congress Day after a gap of many years.
Delhi Assembly Speaker Prem Singh said people should take pledge to uplift the weaker sections of the society. There was need to ensure that schemes meant for the welfare of such sections of society are implemented properly.
Th Speaker made the remarks after unfurling the national flag at a function marking the day in the Assembly Secretariat complex, an official spokesman said.
In Andhra Pradesh, state Congress vice president A Chakrapani hoisted the party flag on the occasion at the Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters, Gandhi Bhavan, in Hyderabad.
At another function, Maharashtra Finance Minister and senior NCP leader Jayant Patil said a plan would soon be chalked out to beautify the August Kranti memorial with the help of the State Government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Paying rich tributes Dr Chakrapani recalled the services of freedom fighters, who sacrificed for the cause of the Nation from the British imperialists.
Chief Minister of Pondicherry U N Rangasamy and PCC president P Shanmugham and legislators paid floral tributes to martyrs here on the ocasion of the 64th anniversary of the Quit India movement.
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