PM, Vice President pay tributes to Tilak, Azad on their start anniversary


New Delhi, July 23

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to 2 icons of India’s independence motion — Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandrashekhar Azad — on their start anniversary, saying individuals ought to resolve to attempt laborious to understand their goals for the nation.

While Tilak was born in 1856, Azad was born in 1906.

“Tributes to the two brave sons of Mother India, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandrashekhar Azad on their birth anniversary,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

In a sequence of tweets, the Vice President mentioned: “Today, let us pay our tributes to these Bravehearts and resolve to strive hard to realise their dreams for this great country.”

There must be a better focus at school books on the tales of sacrifice, patriotism and valour of iconic nationwide leaders and freedom fighters to encourage the youthful era, Naidu mentioned.

He added that as an alternative of merely overlaying commemorative events, the media should frequently spotlight their tales.

“Though Chandrashekhar Azad left his earthly abode too soon, at the age of 25 years, he was one of the most inspirational youth leaders of the freedom movement. He was also a mentor, philosopher and guide to a number of young freedom fighters, most notably Bhagat Singh,” Naidu mentioned.

Referring to Tilak, the vp mentioned he endeavoured to awaken the political consciousness of individuals by two weekly newspapers that he owned and edited, “Kesari”, printed in Marathi and “The Mahratta”, printed in English.

“He vehemently criticised the British rule through these publications,” he famous. PTI



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