Freedom fighters from across the country would be honoured on April 17 as part of celebration of centenary of Champaran satyagraha of Mahatama Gandhi, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said today. Kumar said a series of programmes would be held since April 10 to observe 100 years of the Satyagraha against British rule from Champaran in Bihar.
A national level discussion would be organised on April 10-11 on Gandhian thoughts, he said addressing a function on 73th martyrdom day of freedom fighter Jubba Sahni.
Movies on Mahatma Gandhi would be shown in every villages and stories based on Gandhian ideology would be told in all schools in Bihar to make the younger generation aware of the thoughts of the Father of the Nation, the CM said. Kumar narrated heroics of Jubba Sahni.
During Quit India movement in 1942, one person was killed in firing near Meenapur police station headed by a Inspector Warrel, an Englishman. People led by Sahni surrounded the police station and after tying the Inspector with furniture and burnt him alive, Kumar said about Sahni.
Sahni confessed killing Waller in court and he was hanged to death on March 11 that year, he said. Kumar said he recently read in newspaper about denial of proper medical treatment and impoverishment of the kin of Sahni and immediately gave direction for action in her favour. He announced installation of a statue of Sahni in a park in Patna to help young generation to know about him.