‘Quit India’ day: Martyrs remembered at August Kranti Maidan

Mumbai, August 9

Tributes have been paid to martyrs on Sunday at an occasion held on the August Kranti Maidan right here to mark the 78th anniversary of the Quit India motion.

The motion is a serious milestone within the historical past of India’s wrestle for independence from the British rule.

Floral tributes have been paid to freedom fighters and others who laid down their lives within the freedom wrestle.

This is similar floor from the place Mahatma Gandhi gave the clarion name of ‘do-or-die’ for independence.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Kishor Pednekar visited the August Kranti Maidan and supplied floral tributes on the Gandhi Smruti Stambh.

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat was amongst those that supplied floral tributes to the martyrs.

The motion in August 1942, with Mahatma Gandhi’s name for rapid independence, was launched at Mumbai’s Gowalia Tank, which later got here to be referred to as August Kranti Maidan because of its affiliation with the historic event.

Members of some labour unions and activists gathered on the August Kranti Maidan to mark the event. Their quantity was much less as in comparison with earlier years in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Every year, we all meet for our common demands and to strengthen the bond. This year, there have been restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis. We asked only a few members to reach the ground to maintain physical distancing,” a union chief from Mumbai mentioned. — PTI

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