People should know about unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, says Kovind
   Date :25-Nov-2021

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 President Ram Nath Kovind lights a lamp in presence of other
dignitaries while gracing the birth centenary celebrations of Chaudhary Harmohan Singh Yadav, in Kanpur on Wednesday. (ANI)
 
KANPUR (UP) :
 
PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said the Independence of the country was achieved due to contribution of several unsung freedom fighters and their contribution should be made known to the public. Kovind arrived here on a two-day visit for the birth centenary celebrations of former MP Chaudhary Harmohan Singh Yadav, who was also a Shaurya Chakra winner. Harmohan Singh Yadav, who died in 2012, had been associated with the Samajwadi Party (SP), now in the Opposition.
 
During his address on the occassion, the President said, “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is being celebrated all over the country to mark 75 years of our Independence. During this two-year-long Mahotsav, we will remember the contribution of unsung heroes of the freedom struggle who had laid down their lives.” Remembering freedom fighters Ajijan Bai, Mainavati, Jaidev Kapoor, Shiv Varma, Bijay Kumar Sinha and Gaya Prasad on the occasion, he said India could get Independence due to the important contribution of many such freedom fighters.