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Lok Sabha pays tribute to martyrs, freedom fighters of Independence movement

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New Delhi:  Lok Sabha on Monday paid tributes to martyrs and freedom fighters of the Independence movement on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Quit India movement.

As soon the House met for the day after the weekend break, Speaker Om Birla said on this day 80 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi had launched the Quit India movement that led to India attaining Independence on August 15, 1947.

“This was the turning point in India getting Independence,” he said.

Paying glowing tributes to the martyrs and freedom fighters, he said their sacrifices give inspiration to everyone to serve the nation with dedication.

Started by Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, 1942, the Quit India movement precipitated the exit of the British.

The movement was launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee and featured Gandhi’s clarion call to end the British rule.

Gandhi also delivered a momentous speech from Mumbai’s August Kranti Maidan where he gave the famous call of “Do or Die”.

The speaker also congratulated the Indian team who brought laurels to the country at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

He said so far India has got 55 medals — 18 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze.

Birla said such an impressive tally of awards give encouragement to the younger generation.

Parliament adjourned sine die four days ahead of schedule      

The Monsoon sesion of Parliament ended on Monday four days ahead of schedule.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the house sine die, saying it met for 16 days and passed seven legislations.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, whose tenure will end on August 10, adjourned the house sine die, saying that  detailed statistics pertaining to the session will be circulated during the course by the Rajya Sabha secretariat.

Generally, before adjourning the house sine die the chair reads out the statistics about the business transacted in the house in detail.

The session was scheduled to be held from July 18 to August 12.

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