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Pledge for freedom from corruption: Governor

Pledge for freedom from corruption: Governor

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement

GUWAHATI, Aug 9: Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit advocated the need of a pledge for building a new India which will be clean and free from poverty, corruption, terrorism, commulism and casteism.

Speaking at a function to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement at Haradutta Biradutta Bhawan in Rangia on Wednesday, the Governor said: “Inspired by the call of the Father of the tion Mahatma Gandhi, lakhs of people spontaneously came out and took a pledge on August 9, 1942 to free our country from the shackles of British Rule. The Independent India that we have today is the manifestation of the supreme sacrifices of our country men and the resistance that Quit India Movement created against the foreign rule”.

Taking a bow of reverence to countless martyrs like Mangal Pandey, Bhagat Singh, Rani Laxmi Bai, Kaklata Baruah, Piyali Phukan, Maniram Dewan and others, the Governor said their supreme sacrifice had earned the country its freedom. Underlining the role of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the freedom movement from the front, he said Gandhiji, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Ram Prasad Bismil had suffered intense torment for the cause of freedom and they gave their every bit for the country and the countrymen.

Urging the present generation to take cues from the supreme sacrifices of the freedom fighters, the Governor said: “After we earned freedom from the Britishraj, we need to work resolutely to enjoy freedom from poverty, corruption, terrorism, commulism and casteism”. We should not discrimite anybody on the basis of religion, language etc. Unity in Diversity is the trademark of our land and we should maintain it at any cost”.

“We can pay our tributes to the patriots in the truest term if we all stand against corruption and work earnestly for a Sashakt Bharat”, the Governor quipped. He also called upon everybody to make an optimum use of the government schemes like Jan Dhan Yoja, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and several others formulated to expedite welfare of all sections of the people of the country.

The Chief General Mager of State Bank of India North East Circle PVSLN Murthy, on the occasion, handed over a cheque of Rs 4.27 lakh to the Asom State Freedom Fighters’ Association to purchase a generator.

Rangiya MLA Bhabesh Kalita, Kamalpur MLA Satyabrata Kalita, Gauhati University Rector Hari Prasad Sharma, President of Asom State Freedom Fighters’ Association Krish Lahkar, former MLA Thaneshwar Boro, along with a host of other dignitaries, were present at the function.

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