Modi relates Quit India Movement with present times

New Delhi: How can today's generation relate with the Quit India Movement that happened 75 years ago? The times have changed and many generations, with their own respective values find it difficult to relate the Quit India Movement also called India August Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942. The World War II was on and the demand to to end British Rule in India was raised at the Bombay Session of All-India Congress Committee.

Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made this historic event relevant for the present generation.

On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people to take a pledge to free the country of problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a 'new India' by 2022. He saluted all those who participated in the historic movement in 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and asked people to take inspiration from that. In a series of tweets, Modi noted that the entire nation had come together under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi with the aim of attaining freedom. "On the 75th anniversary of the historic Quit India movement, we salute all the great women & men who took part in the movement," he wrote. "In 1942, the need of the hour was to free India from colonialism. Today, 75 years later the issues are different," the prime minister added. "Let us pledge to free India from poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism, communalism & create a 'New India' of our dreams by 2022," he said. Giving the slogan of 'sankalp se siddhi' (pledge to achieve), he urged the people to work shoulder to shoulder "to create the India that our freedom fighters would be proud of".

News24Bureau with Agencies