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Quit India Movement day: PM Modi pays tribute ‘to the greats’

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New Delhi: It was in August 1942 that the Quit India Movement, the ultimate movement to free India from colonial rule, was kick-started.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Monday to pay his tribute to the heroes of the freedom struggle on the 79th anniversary of the Quit India Movement Day.

The spirit of the movement energized the youth of the nation, he said.

“Tributes to the greats who took part in the Quit India Movement, which played a crucial role in strengthening the fight against colonialism. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, the spirit of the Quit India movement reverberated across India and energised the youth of our nation,” Modi said in the tweet.

It was on this day that Mahatma Gandhi had given the call to all Indians to get together to uproot the British rule in India. This day is observed as August Kranti Divas every year.

Many others joined him on social media to pay tribute to the freedom fighters.

 

 

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