Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 August 2016 launched 70 Saal Azaadi, Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations in Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh. Alirajpur is the birthplace of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad.
The Yaad Karo Kurbani is a 15-day programme. It is aimed at celebrating 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement and 70 years of Independence.
Key highlights of the campaign
• The 70 Saal Azaadi, Yaad karo Qurbani campaign is aimed at developing a feeling in every person that nation is first and individual is secondary.
• It seeks to provide an opportunity for the people to recall the supreme sacrifices made by freedom fighters during freedom struggle.
• The goal of the campaign is to inform the youngsters about the unsung heroes and the history of the freedom struggle.
About Quit India Movement
• The Quit India Movement is also known as the India August Movement (August Kranti).
• It was a civil disobedience movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee.
• It was launched by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on 8 August 1942, during World War II.
• The movement’s demand was an end to British Rule of India.
• Gandhi made a call to Do or Die in his Quit India speech delivered in Mumbai at the Gowalia Tank Maidan.
• The All-India Congress Committee launched a mass protest demanding what Gandhi called "An Orderly British Withdrawal" from India.
• Almost the entire leadership of the INC was imprisoned without trial within hours of Gandhi's speech.
• The Quit India campaign was effectively crushed.
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When: 9 August 2016
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