Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches 70 Saal Azaadi Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations

Aug 10, 2016 12:06 IST

Narendra ModiPrime 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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