August Kranti Diwas
On the occasion of ‘August Kranti Diwas’, the day on which Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched The Quit India Movement on August 8, 1942, the chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday asked the people to take pledge for passing on the fruits of the freedom struggle to the lower sections of the society.
The Quit India Movement, which was launched with an aim to drive away the Britishers from our mother country and to get freedom. It is 9th August which is observed as August Kranti Diwas to remember this Movement. The term ‘Kranti’ stands for ‘Revolution’ and ‘Divas’ stands for ‘Day’ and hence the term means a day of revolution.
The martyrs who participated in the freedom struggle and sacrificed their lives in order to become free from the British rule. They did this not to attain any fame and not for some people of the country, but they gave their lives because of their love for our mother nation and so that the young generation of our country could be free in their country and do not have to be slaves of any foreign power.
Fadnavis unveiled that over 100 freedom fighters of district of Nagpur who laid down their lives during the freedom struggle will surely prove to be an inspiration for the younger generation. A martyr’s memorial has been unveiled of the freedom fighters. Also read: APJ Abdul Kalam dies at 83
He also added that every citizen should pay a visit to the martyr’s memorial in order to know the value and the sacrifices of our forefathers. Also, the Union Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the memorial will be an example for the generation to come of the sacrifices made by 100 freedom fighters of Nagpur. In addition to this, he said that the Sitabuldi Fort will soon be developed as an attractive tourist spot for visitors which houses the 118 Infantary Battalion ‘The Grenadiers’.
The revolutionists who were a part of the freedom struggle had thought that after our country will be free from British rule and everyone in the country will be equal and live together happily as a united nation. But, today we see discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, sex and religion. Moreover, politicians try to take advantage of these differences during elections in order to get more votes. If the differences between the people of our country keeps on increasing then the history might repeat itself and we might become slaves of any other foreign power.
Today, rich people are getting more rich and underprivileged people continue to struggle. The difference between them is keep on increasing. According to our Constitution every citizen has equal rights, but the reality is something different. It is high time that we should look over this problem and find some solutions and make our country as our freedom fighters had dreamt of.
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