After 78 years of ‘Quit India Movement’, India still needs to ‘Do or Die’

Amid struggle against COVID-19 pandemic, India is celebrating 78th anniversary of Quit India movement. it is said to be one of the most significant movements in the history of Indian freedom struggle

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Amid the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, India is celebrating the 78th anniversary of Quit India movement.Quit India movement is said to be one of the most significant movements in the history of Indian freedom struggle. The Indian National Congress launched the 'Quit India Movement' in August 1942, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Bombay session of Congress Committee. The aim of the movement was to force the British to withdraw from India.Mahatma Gandhi had given the slogan of 'Do or Die'.The anniversary of the 'Quit India Movement' inspires to be responsible citizens.

Amid the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, India is celebrating the 78th anniversary of Quit India movement.Quit India movement is said to be one of the most significant movements in the history of Indian freedom struggle.

1. The anniversary of Quit India Movement is more significant amid pandemic crisis

The Indian National Congress launched the 'Quit India Movement' in August 1942, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Bombay session of Congress Committee.The aim of the movement was to force the British to withdraw from India.

2. Mahatma Gandhi had given the slogan of 'Do or Die'

On August 8, 1942, Mahatma Gandhi gave the famous Quit India speech in which Gandhi made a 'Do or Die' call in his speech at delivered in Bombay at the Gowalia Tank Maidan (August Kranti Maidan).Gandhi along with other Congress leaders were arrested by the British Government under the Defence of India Rules on 9th August.


3. After Gandhi ji gave the 'Do or Die' call , he was arrested on August 9th

The first half of the movement was peaceful with demonstrations and processions. The peaceful protest was carried till Mahatma Gandhi's release.

4.The peaceful protest was carried till Mahatma Gandhi's release

Lord Linlithgow adopted the policy of violence to stop the movement.In his Quit India speech, Gandhi asked all Indians including teachers to leave their jobs and take part in the movement.

5.Lord Linlithgow adopted the policy of violence to stop the movement.

The movement kept the Congress Party united through their difficult times.

The British aressted the entire INC leadership that included Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Vallabhbhai Patel without trial and kept them till the end of the Second World War in 1945.

6. Congress leaders were arrested and kept in jail for long

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that on the 78th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Mahatma Gandhi's slogan of "do or die" will have to be given a new meaning -- "fight against injustice, don't be afraid".

7. Rahul Gandhi said, "fight against injustice, don't be afraid"

Even after 78 days, the call for standing united against any injustice is relevant.As people struggle with the pandemic and economic losses, the call for fighting against injustice is the new hope for people

8.India needs to speak up against inactive government

Congress has said, 78 years since the spirit of the August Revolution - to fight for a socialist, secular & democratic India - rages strong within each of us even today. We shall continue to uphold the ideals & dreams of India and strive for its prosperity.

9.Congress has called to uphold the ideals & dreams of India and strive for its prosperity.

The anniversary of the revolution is an occasion to remember the sacrifices of our leaders for the freedom of the country, its the time to get inspired and act for the unity and sovereignty of India

10. The anniversary of the 'Quit India Movement' inspires to be responsible citizens.


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