LG VK Saxena unfurls Tricolor at Gandhi Smriti to celebrate “Har Ghar Tiranga”
Sunday, August 14, 2022
• LG VK Saxena unfurls Tricolor at Gandhi Smriti to celebrate “Har Ghar Tiranga”
• Honors the oldest Freedom Fighter Shri R Madhavan and families of other freedom fighters.
The Lt Governor Shri VK Saxena today unfurled the National Flag at Gandhi Smriti and paid respects to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi at the Martyr’s Column, as part of the “Har Ghar Tiranga” Abhiyan under the aegis of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
Shri Saxena, on this occasion, also honored 97-year-old Shri R Madhavan, a freedom fighter and the lone surviving member of the Azad Hind Fauz (INA).
The LG also honored the family members of the late freedom fighters namely, Shri Nandlal, Shri Hazari Lal, Shri BB Narula and Ms Kamakshi Ammal, who all were associated with the Azad Hind Fauz.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Saxena said it was indeed an honor to felicitate the freedom fighters who laid their lives for the Independence of this country. The LG invoked Mahatma Gandhi and his supreme sacrifice for the country saying it was because of his struggles that we are today celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of our Independence. The LG said the core Gandhian values of truth, non-violence, compassion and upliftment of the poor and the marginalized continue to be the guiding forces in this celebration of Amrit Mahotsav.
Gandhi Smriti is one of the 400 places associated with Indian Freedom Struggle that were mapped by the Government of India for celebrating “Har Ghar Tiranga” program. Vice Chairman of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Shri Vijay Goel, Chief Secretary, Shri Naresh Kumar and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.