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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh today. He then met the family members of another freedom fighter, Pasala Krishnamurthy. When the PM bowed his head at the feet of Krishnamurthy’s 90-year-old daughter Pasala Krishna Bharati, he blessed her with a hand on her head.
Pasala Krishna Murthy was a respected freedom fighter from Andhra Pradesh. Apart from Pasala Krishna Bharti, PM Modi also met Bharti’s sister and niece.
Earlier, PM Modi participated in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju. The PM also unveiled his statue made of bronze. On this occasion, the Prime Minister said, ‘I bow to the great tribal tradition of this land of Andhra, to all the great revolutionaries and sacrificers born from this tradition. The 125th birth anniversary of Sitaram Raju Garu and the 100th anniversary of Rampa Kranti will be celebrated throughout the year.
freedom struggle history of sacrifices
The Prime Minister said, the freedom struggle is not the history of only a few years, of some areas or of some people. This history is the history of sacrifice, tenacity and sacrifices of every nook and corner of India. The history of our freedom movement is a symbol of our diversity, cultural strength and our solidarity as a nation, he said.
best opportunity for youth
Addressing the youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, in the freedom movement, the youth had come forward and led for the independence of the country. Today the youth have the best opportunity to fulfill the dreams of New India. New dimensions are opening up in the country. There is new thinking and new possibilities are being born.
The second Bardoli is called Bhimavaram of Andhra
Bhimavaram of Andhra Pradesh is called the second Bardoli. Mahatma Gandhi started the non-cooperation movement in 1920. This aroused the feeling of nationalism in Bhimavaram and the people of this small town stopped paying taxes to the British government. On getting information about this powerful rebellion, Gandhiji mentioned Bhimavaram in his magazine ‘Harijan’ as the second Bardoli (Gujarat) movement.