Time to salute heroes of freedom battle: Prime Minister Narendra Modi


New Delhi, March 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the “India at 75” event would serve as an apt occasion to salute the freedom fighters who did not receive their rightful place in history.

Addressing the first meeting of the 259-member National Committee on the Celebrations of the 75th Year of India’s Independence virtually today, the PM said nations did not become big by negating the contributions of some people.

“We will celebrate the freedom fighters we know but also those who did not get their due in history. Their stories must also be told,” said the PM.

The PM added that broadly five pillars had been identified for the celebration of 75 years of freedom. “These are Freedom Struggle, Ideas at 75, Achievements at 75, Actions at 75 and Resolve at 75. All these should include the ideas and feelings of 130 crore Indians,” he noted. — TNS



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