Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick start ‘Yaad Karo Kurbani’ celebrations on Tuesday at the birthplace of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad at Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh to mark 70 years of Independence and 74 years of the Quit India Movement.
According to report, Modi will be the first PM to visit the freedom fighter’s birthplace, “Since 1947, when the country got Independence, no Prime Minister has visited the birthplace of Chandrashekhar Azad and PM Modi is the first one to reach there,” Indore Divisional Commissioner, Sanjay Dube said.
PM Modi will pay floral tributes at Chandrashekhar Azad’s birthplace and address a meeting at Jothrada village which is 10 km away from Bhabhra.
The BJP-ruled state government has changed the name of Bhabra to Chandrashekhar Azad Nagar in the memory of the freedom fighter.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said yesterday that all the Union Ministers will visit 150 places all over the country associated with Indian freedom movement.
BJP president Amit Shah will visit Kakori and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the birthplace of Birsa Munda in Jharkhand and Asfaqullah Khan in Uttar Pradesh. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit the Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Rewari, Haryana, the birthplace of Rao Tularam. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will visit Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar as well as Hiranagar in Jammu and Kashmir.
Naidu further said women ministers will travel to the border to tie rakhis to soldiers on August 18. Naidu will himself visit the Azad Maidan in Mumbai from where the Quit India Movement was launched and Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, the birthplace of Tamil poet Subramania Bharathiyar and V O Chidambaram Pillai.