Narendra Modi has become the first Prime Minister visiting birth place of revolutionary leader Chandrashekhar Azad at Bhabhra in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur district. He will be launch a programme to commemorate the sacrifices of freedom fighters on the Quit India day on Tuesday.
PM Modi's speech from Bhabhra:
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# PM Narendra Modi visits memorial in Alirajpur after paying tribute to Chandrashekhar Azad
# PM Narendra Modi pays floral tribute to Chandrashekhar Azad in Alirajpur
# Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Alirajpur district, Madhya Pradesh
The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has changed the name of Bhabhra as “Chandrashekhar Azad Nagar” in memory of the revolutionary leader. The house where he was born on July 23, 1906 was developed into a memorial and named as “Azaad Smriti Mandir.” A small museum is also exists at the place which showcases his life.
Azad, who plunged into freedom struggle at a very young age by joining the non-cooperation movement, later chose the revolutionary path to fight the British rule.
“August 9 is a historic day in India’s freedom struggle as it reminds us of the sacrifices made by the revolutionary leaders,” BJP state general secretary Arvind Bhadoria told PTI.
“It is a matter of happiness that the Prime Minister is launching the campaign ‘Azadi-70, Yaad Karo Kurbani’ from the birth place of Azad, Bhabhra, in Alirajpur district on the occasion,” he said.
Under the campaign from August 9 to 14, Union ministers will visit places associated with freedom struggle, especially the birth places of martyred leaders.
“Nearly two lakh people, mostly tribals are expected to take part in the meeting to be addressed by the Prime Minister,” Bhadoria said.
Besides, from August 16-22 various programmes in the memory of freedom struggle, like Tiranga Yatra, candle march and Rakshabandhan festival, would be organised.
Meanwhile, Congress MP from Ratlam-Jhabua, Kantilal Bhuria alleged that the BJP has given it a saffron colour to the programme by overlooking Congress’ contribution to the freedom struggle.