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Nation celebrates 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement

9 Aug, 2017

Nation is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement today. A number of events are being planned at organisational and local levels to mark the occasion. This year's theme is “SANKALP SE SIDDHI- the Attainment Through Resolve. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio had called for launching the mega campaign Sankalp Se Siddhi from today. He suggested youth, student organisations and NGOs to organise group discussions to bring forth new ideas.

Mr Modi, termed the month of August as a month of revolution as the non-cooperation movement was launched on 1st of August 1920, Quit-India movement on 9th of August 1942 and on 15th August 1947 India became independent.

Both Houses of Parliament will hold a special discussion today to mark the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement. As part of the anniversary celebrations, leaders of all political parties are expected to express their views on the movement. An affirmation to the nation will be expressed by both houses through a resolution.

The Parliament had earlier held a two-day session on the making of the Indian Constitution. All parties are also expected to express their views on the movement, with the discussion culminating into a resolution that will be passed in order to reaffirm their commitment to the nation.

The National Archives of India is organizing a special exhibition in New Delhi from today to mark the 75th year of Quit India Movement and Azad Hind Fauz. The two big events of the Indian history will be displayed through thousands of declassified files and documents. Speaking to AIR, Director General of National Archives Raghvendra Singh said, the Quit India Movement and Azad Hind Fauz played stellar role in the Indian freedom movement and the main objective of the exhibitions is to make the younger generation aware about the history of the country.

The exhibition has been titled "Quit India-75-Chalo Dilli" and it will be thrown open to public after inauguration till 1st of next month. People will get a chance to have a glimpse of original documents related to Quit India Movement and the files related to Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauz free of cost .

The Quit India Movement was an important milestone in the Indian freedom struggle. Under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, people across India came together to uproot imperialism.

To mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement or August Kranti Divas, Mumbai Congress will today hold a programme in honour of the sacrifices of those who lost their lives during the freedom struggle. Mumbai Congress will pay homage to the martyrs of freedom struggle at the August Kranti Maidan or the Gowalia Tank Maidan from where Mahatma Gandhi first made the clarion call for Quit India Movement in 1942.