Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Sevadal had on Thursday held a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Ahmedabad city to commemorate the occasion of August Kranti Diwas, observed to remember the historic ‘Quit India Movement’ initiated by Mahatma Gandhi and Indian National Congress in 1942.

The march, led by Gujarat Pradesh Congress Samiti chief Amit Chavda and Gujarat Congress Seva Dal chief organiser Mangalsinh Solanki, saw a good turnout of party workers, corporators, office-bearers of Gujarat Congress and city Congress and several MLAs, all of whom were clad in their traditional whites, Gandhi-cap and marched along with the Indian national flag held high. The march started off from the Shahid Smarak in Bhadra, Lal Darwaza and en route garlanded the statues of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi near Roopalee Cinema, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue at Sardar Baug and Indulal Yagnik’s statue too.

The 4 kilometer-long marches concluded at the Congress city headquarters Rajiv Bhavan, where the statue of Rajiv Gandhi was garlanded and the participants raised slogans paying tributes to the martyrs who lost their lives during India’s freedom struggle against the British rule.

Mangalsinh Solanki, the chief organizer of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Sevadal, which organized this march said, “Around 800 people consisting of volunteers, office-bearers and party leaders including the state party President Amit Chavda marched in the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to commemorate the Kranti Diwas. The objective behind this march was to pay tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives in the struggle for freedom from the British in the Quit India Movement that was launched by Mahatma Gandhi. The idea is to make the current generation aware of the sacrifices made by the Congress party for the independence of the country and the malicious attempts made by the current government to go to the extent of changing the Constitution for its benefits.”

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