This is how leaders, citizens celebrated #QuitIndiaMovement

New Delhi: On the 76th anniversary of Quit India Movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday remembered the great women and men who took part in the Quit India Movement.

The PM wrote on Twitter, “Mahatma Gandhi’s clarion call galvanised the nation. Here is another official report indicating the spread of the Quit India movement and the wide-scale participation.”

“Remembering the great women and men who took part in the Quit India Movement,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi also shared a poem on Quit India Movement by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee published in 1946 in ‘Abhyudaya’, a newspaper associated with Madan Mohan Malaviya.

The Prime Minister also shared pages from a report filed by the colonial administrators which showed how through the Quit India Movement Mahatma Gandhi shook the foundations of colonial rule and accelerated the journey towards freedom.

Other leaders and citizens also took to Twitter to celebrate the day

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “Recalling the passion & idealism of the Quit India Movement 76 years later. Today, rather than foreign rule, we must strive to ensure that intolerance, disharmony & corruption also quit India.”

On this day in 1942, Mahatma Gandhi gave the clarion call of Do or Die to all Indians to drive away Britishers from the country. The movement had begun from Gawalia Tank in Mumbai. The day is observed as August Kranti Day every year.