Greetings on the occasion of August Kranti Diwas

ITANAGAR, Aug 8: Governor BD Mishra has extended his warm greetings to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and fellow citizens of India on the occasion of August Kranti Diwas, with a reminder that today people of the country are living in sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic of India, as a result of the glorious events like, “Quit India Movement”.
In his message, the governor said that “on 9th of August, we the people of India, in our sacred land, rise to commemorate the August Kranti Diwas. It was on this day that our freedom loving and fearless forefathers had launched the ‘Quit India Movement’ to oust the British colonial power and end the British rule on our country”.
“On this day, I join all my fellow Indian citizens in paying homage to the extraordinary leaders of our freedom struggle, led by Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation. Let us remember that we are a free nation today because our forefathers treated their comfort, safety, security and life secondary to our struggle for independence,” the governor said.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu also greeted people on the occasion and called for remembering the great freedom fighters that launched the Quit India Movement on this very day in 1942.
In his message, Pema said that this day is to pay glowing tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and hundreds of thousands of valiant freedom fighters, who despite all odds stood firm against the British rule and started a civil disobedient movement.
“It was for their selfless and fearless movement that we today breathe the fresh air of freedom”, Pema said, and called upon fellow citizens “to give their every bit to uphold the sanctity of the great nation, which stands tall for displaying exemplary patriotism”.