Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Yaad Karo Kurbani (remember the sacrifices) celebrations at birthplace of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad at Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh.
The Yaad Karo Kurbani is 15-day programme aimed to commemorate 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement (QIM) and 70 years of Independence.
- 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.
- Central ministers will visit various historic locations associated with freedom movement to rekindle the patriotism fervour in the country and ensure a festive atmosphere.
- The focus of the campaign is to reach out to youngsters and inform them of the unsung heroes and the history of the freedom struggle.
- Commemoration events for freedom struggle heroes will also be organised at their hometowns and villages.
Quit India Movement
- QIM is also known as Civil Disobedience or August Kranti movement.
- The mass movement was launched on 8th August 1942 at the Bombay session of All India Congress Committee (AICC).
- It launched after Mahatma Gandhi made a call to Do or Die in his Quit India speech delivered at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in Mumbai on 8th August 1942 after the Cripps Mission had failed.
- The movement was started during the World War II demanding an end to the British rule in India. It demanded an orderly British withdrawal from India.
- Many Congressmen and other participating in the movement even Mahatma Gandhi were jailed and most remained in jail till the end of World war.