Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Commemorative postage stamp released on "At Home' on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement at Delhi on 9-8-2017

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind releasing a set of 8 Commemorative Postage Stamps, at the ‘At Home’ reception for Freedom Fighters, hosted by him, on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 09, 2017. The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha and our Secretary (Posts) Shri A. N. Nanda also seen in the picture.

On the occasion, the President honoured and felicitated 93 freedom fighters from across the country in the presence of the Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari; Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi; Union Minister for Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries.

Each of the freedom fighters was gifted an electric kettle with a personal message from the President.  In his message, the President said “I extend warm greetings to you on the 75th Anniversary of the Quit India Movement.  The nation is proud of our freedom fighters and salutes them.  This small token is our people’s appreciation of your successful struggle against colonialism.  I wish you happiness, good health and a long life." 

On the occasion, the President also released a set of 8 Commemorative Postage Stamps on 75 years of 1942 Freedom Struggle.

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