Union Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Mr. G. Kishan Reddy inaugurated an exhibition to mark the 79th anniversary of the ‘Quit India Movement’ at National Archives of India in New Delhi in presence of Ministers of State for Culture Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal and Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi .
The exhibition on ‘Quit India Movement’ has been put up at the National Archives of India as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ being celebrated to commemorate 75 years of Independence. Secretary Culture, Shri Raghvendra Singh; Director General, NAI Mr. Chandan Sinha; Additional Secretaries in Culture Ministry Mr. Rohit Kumar Singh and Mr. Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma; Joint Secretaries, Ms. Amita Prasad Sarbhai, Ms. Lily Pandeya and other officials of Ministry of Culture and National Archives were also present during the inauguration event.
An attempt has been made in this exhibition to depict the importance of the Quit India Movement in India’s freedom struggle through public records, private letters, maps, photographs and other relevant material. The exhibition will be open to the public from August 9 from 10 am to 5:30 pm till November 8, 2021.
Addressing the media, Mr. G. Kishan Reddy said that the independence struggle is gilded with golden chapters of unity, strength and determination and one such proud event was the Quit India Movement, and almost eight decades later, the movement stands as a shining example o fthe power of the masses. He also spoke about India celebrating the 75th year of Independence through events organized under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav theme. He added that AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrates the sentiment of oneness and freedom, as we all together celebrate 75 years of independence.
Throwing light on the history related to this exhibition, Mr. Arjun Ram Meghwal said that after the arrest of other senior leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, the Quit India movement had spread spontaneously across the country. During that time, the command of the movement passed into the hands of the youth like Ram Manohar Lohia, Aruna Asaf Ali, Jayaprakash Narayan among others. The youth of 1942, with their leadership and public participation, turned the challenge into an opportunity and forced the British to leave the country. The team of National Archives of India deserves congratulations for organizing this exhibition, Mr. Meghwal said.