Maharashtra govt to launch campaign highlighting freedom struggle

Maharashtra govt to launch campaign highlighting freedom struggle
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First Published: Wed, Aug 08 2007. 01 31 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Aug 08 2007. 01 31 PM IST
By PTI
Mumbai: Maharashtra government will launch the ‘Nirdhar Darshan’ campaign on 9 August with a view to highlight the India’s freedom struggle.
The campaign will commemorate the 150th year of the 1857 War of Independence, 65th anniversary of the Quit India movement and 60th anniversary of Independence.
Scheduled to be launched at the historic August Kranti Maidan, the campaign will revive memories of Quit India Movement, that was launched from the same venue in Mumbai on 9 August 1942 in response to Mahatma Gandhi’s call for immediate independence.
Governor S M Krishna will be the Chief Guest for the occasion, an official release said. The programme would comprise a song and dance presentation by 2000 youths besides a ‘Smriti Sankalp Yatra’ by Yuvak Biradari, the release stated.
Ministry of Communications is releasing a special postage stamp to commemorate the freedom struggle on this occasion. Maharashtra government will felicitate freedom fighters from various states on the occasion.
Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister for Petroleum Murli Deora, Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil and Union Minister of State for Communications Shaqeel Ahmed will be present on the occasion, the official release added.
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First Published: Wed, Aug 08 2007. 01 31 PM IST