Pranab Mukherjee hosts ‘At Home’ for freedom fighters on 74th anniversary of Quit India Movement

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New Delhi | August 9, 2016 9:27 PM

On the 74th anniversary of 'Quit India Movement' President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday hosted a reception for freedom fighters

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On the 74th anniversary of ‘Quit India Movement’ President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday hosted a reception for freedom fighters. At the ‘At Home’ reception, the President felicitated freedom fighters across the country at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. During the reception, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the freedom fighters. President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries were also in attendance.

Earlier in the day, both the houses of the parliament paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, “‘Quit India Movement’ had helped bring the whole nation together against the British rule”.

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman Hamid Ansari termed it as a historic day and a reminder to cherish the gift of freedom. The day “exhorts us to draw inspiration from the words and deeds of our freedom fighters to unitedly face the challenges of the changing times and do our bit to ensure inclusive economic development and growth for all strata of society and realise the long cherished dream of a fully developed India,” he said.

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