New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Aug 09: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday called upon the countrymen to join the Quit India Movement against corruption, dynasty and appeasement-based politics in the country.
Marking the 81st anniversary of the Quit India Movement, Pradhan paid a heartfelt tribute to the valiant individuals who participated in the Quit India Movement.
Through a video message, the Minister fervently appealed for this movement to transform into a widespread force, spanning from local communities at the village and panchayat levels to broader scales encompassing blocks, districts, states, and even globally.
He reminisced about the day, August 9, 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi issued the resounding call for the 'Quit India' movement against the British regime. This impassioned appeal left the British administration in a state of astonishment and served as a definitive turning point in the Indian struggle for independence.
The reverberations of Gandhiji's call for the Quit India Movement echoed strongly in Odisha, galvanizing ordinary individuals with newfound energy and inspiration. Drawing from the inspiration of Gandhiji, eminent freedom fighters such as Dr. Harekrishna Mahatab, Ramadevi, and other influential leaders joined the movement, as recounted by the Union Minister.
Reflecting on the present, Minister Pradhan acknowledged that India has now celebrated 75 years of independence, ushering in the era of 'Amrit Kaal' (Golden Age), with a resolute objective to evolve into a developed nation by the year 2047.
He took immense pride in the country's transformation under the robust leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, resulting in India earning a reputable status as a responsible democratic nation on the global stage.
Pradhan emphasized the contemporary resolve of the 'New India' to eradicate corruption, appeasement politics, bureaucratic hurdles, policy paralysis, unemployment, and divisive elements from the nation.