LG launches the Book “Delhi in the Era of Revolutionaries, 1857 – 1947”, dedicated to the memory of unsung heroes of Delhi in the Freedom Struggle.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
• LG launches the Book “Delhi in the Era of Revolutionaries, 1857 – 1947”, dedicated to the memory of unsung heroes of Delhi in the Freedom Struggle.
• Delhi to soon have a Memorial/Museum dedicated to the lesser known heroes of Freedom Struggle.
• LG calls upon residents of Delhi to inculcate the passion, commitment & dedication of the Freedom Fighters and come forward in the task of nation-building in the ‘Amrit Kaal’ for the next 25 years.
The Lt. Governor Shri V.K. Saxena launched the Book “Delhi in the Era of Revolutionaries, 1857 – 1947” at a function in Raj Niwas today. Dedicated to the memory of relatively lesser known/unsung heroes of Delhi in the Freedom Struggle who made massive efforts and sacrifices, this Book seeks to chronicle and commemorate the contributions of the great sons and daughters of Delhi, in line with the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s vision under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
Launched in the midst of relatives and grand children of Freedom Fighters, the Book, authored by noted writer and media entrepreneur, Dr. Bhuvan Lall, is another step forward, after the dedication of 16 major DDA Parks in the City to their memories on Independence Day. Among those present were 94 years old granddaughter of Lala Hardayal, great granddaughter of General Shah Nawaz Khan and relatives of other noted Freedom Fighters associated with Delhi, apart from the Chief Secretary and other senior officers.
Speaking on the occasion, the LG said that the history of India’s Freedom Struggle was also the story of every common resident of Delhi and announced that the Capital will soon have a Memorial/Museum dedicated to the unsung heroes of Delhi. He underlined that entire generations after Independence had grown up knowing just a few names as icons of the Indian Freedom Struggle. However, there were lakhs who fought not for their name and fame but singularly for India’s Independence and 75 years of India’s Independence, being celebrated as the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ was the right time to acknowledge and remember these lesser known heroes. Their names needed to be etched and chronicled in our contemporary history for posterity to see and celebrate, the LG stressed.
Recalling the courage, valour and passion of the 16 Freedom Fighters detailed in the Book apart from millions of others, Shri Saxena called upon all residents of Delhi to inculcate the same passion, commitment & dedication and come forward in the task of nation building in the ‘Amrit Kaal’ for the next 25 years. He appealed to the citizen to first work towards changing Delhi for better and then dedicate themselves to make India the most advanced country, when we celebrate 100 years of Independence in 2047. The tasks of making Delhi’s air and water pollution free, cleaning the Yamuna, levelling its garbage mountains, improving governance and housing for all, were goals that work had already begun on and they needed to be completed at the earliest, the LG underlined.