BY TC News Desk
Agartala, August 09: The spirit of the Quit India Movement was earnestly observed on Wednesday, as the Pradesh Congress orchestrated a solemn commemoration outside the Pradesh Congress Bhavan. In a heartfelt display of respect, the party leadership laid wreaths at the Gandhighat martyrs column to honour the sacrifices made during this pivotal movement. Notable figures including State Congress President Asish Kumar Saha, MLA Gopal Chandra Roy, and former Chief Minister Samir Ranjan Barman were present to pay their respects.
The occasion bore witness to tributes being paid to the portraits of two iconic leaders, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi. Pradesh Congress President Saha, reflecting on history, highlighted that Mahatma Gandhi’s clarion call for the Quit India Movement marked a crucial juncture in the struggle for independence. He underscored the unity and determination of the citizens in their resolve to liberate the nation from colonial rule. On this day, the Congress honours those who selflessly laid down their lives for the nation’s freedom.
President Saha drew attention to contemporary challenges, lamenting that despite the nation’s hard-fought independence, certain actions of the current ruling party seemed to be eroding democratic principles and individual rights. He reaffirmed the Congress’s steadfast commitment to safeguarding the country’s constitution and democratic values.
Simultaneously, August 9 holds significance as ‘International Indigenous Peoples Day.’ In observance of this global event, the Congress has embarked on diverse activities across the country. Within the state, the Pradesh Congress has undertaken a comprehensive three-day program, exemplifying its dedication to celebrating and empowering indigenous communities.
As part of this initiative, a discussion meeting was convened at the Muktadhara auditorium in the capital city. PCC President Saha, along with MLAs Sudip Roy Barman and Gopal Chandra Roy, participated in the proceedings. Saha elucidated the National Congress’s nationwide campaign to embrace tribal pride, exemplified by the Adivasi Mahasabha, a convention organized by the Pradesh Congress to honor the representatives of diverse tribal groups.
The convergence of the Quit India Movement commemoration and the recognition of International Indigenous Peoples Day underscores the Congress’s commitment to honoring history, cultural diversity, and the tireless pursuit of freedom and justice.