Union minister Sonowal pays tributes to young martyrs of Assam

'Tributes to young martyrs of Assam - Kanaklata Baruah, Mukunda Kakati, Tileswari Barua and many others, who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 20 during the Quit India Movement in 1942'.


Sarbananda Sonowal (PHOTO: Twitter)

 

Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, on Monday paid tributes to young martyrs of Assam who laid down their lives during the Quit India Movement in 1942.

“Tributes to young martyrs of Assam - Kanaklata Baruah, Mukunda Kakati, Tileswari Barua and many others, who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 20 during the Quit India Movement in 1942… A historic day in India's freedom movement, their valour continues to inspire us all,” Sonowal said in a Twitter post.

The Quit India Movement is also called 'Bharat Chodo Andolan' or August Kranti Movement. Mahatma Gandhi gave the call for the patriotic movement at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee on August 8, 1942, for an end to the British rule in India.

On September 20, 1942, several young patriots, including Bhogeshwari Phukanani and Kanaklata Baruah, lost their lives while leading a procession bearing the National Flag during the Quit India Movement of 1942. Freedom fighter Kushal Konwar from Assam was hanged during the last phase of the Quit India Movement of 1942-43, according to sources.

 

First Published:Sept. 20, 2021, 11:31 a.m.

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