Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 1
Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak made India’s freedom battle Indian by advocating the truth that progress in any type may by no means be achieved with out having appreciation for previous glories, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated immediately.
Inaugurating a global webinar on “Lokmanya Tilak: Swaraj to Atmanirbhar Bharat” to mark the 100th loss of life anniversary of the nice freedom fighter, the Home Minister stated, “Those who have studied the history of the Congress will know it. If anyone who had made India’s Independence struggle Indian, it was Tilak.”
The occasion was organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and headed by senior BJP chief and Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabudhe.
Elaborating additional, Shah stated, “Tilak Maharaj gave the clarion call that ‘Swaraj is my birthright’ and I will take it. This was no ordinary sentence. This brought a paradigm shift to India’s freedom struggle. It turned the movement launched by the Congress into a people’s movement.”
Highlighting Tilak’s contribution to bringing about social reforms, the Home Minister stated the nice chief agitated in opposition to cow slaughter, as he additionally fought for ladies’s rights, revealed the Kesari newspaper and even turned Shiv Jayanti and Ganpati festivals right into a public motion.