Freedom Fighters(Search results - 20)
IndiaFeb 26, 2020, 1:49 PM IST
When Indira Gandhi Described Veer Savarkar As A 'Remarkable Son Of India'
In 2019, a controversy erupted after Congress party vehemently opposed Conferring India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, to one of India’s greatest heroes Veer Savarkar. It was during that time a letter written by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi referring Veer Savarkar as a ‘remarkable son of India’ surfaced on social media. In a letter dated May 30, 1980, Indira Gandhi wrote to Pandit Bakhle, then secretary of Swatantrayaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak, expressing her reverence for one of India’s greatest freedom fighters Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Watch this video to find out more about the letter.
India UntoldFeb 13, 2020, 6:47 PM IST
5 Iconic Broadcasts From All India Radio's Golden Era You Shouldn't Miss!
If one were to dig the archives of the All India Radio, interviews of prominent personalities ranging from Pearl S Buck to George Harrison would emerge. Along with it, recordings of speeches made by freedom fighters like Subhash Chandra Bose, or public addresses delivered by stalwarts like Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Dr B. R. Ambedkar, Sardar Patel, Sarojini Naidu, etc. would emerge as well. In many ways, the All India Radio has been a chronicler and preserver of Indian history. On World Radio Day, let’s take a look at some of the most historic broadcasts aired by AIR in this episode of India Untold with Sunita Iyer.
IndiaDec 5, 2019, 3:03 PM IST
BJP leader Prakash Javdekar rips Congress apart, says Congress leaders on bail aren’t freedom fighters
BJP leader Prakash Javdekar took a jibe at Chidambaram as he said ‘Some are out on bail, they aren't freedom fighters’
IndiaNov 19, 2019, 4:38 PM IST
Rani Lakshmibai birth anniversary: Remembering Jhansi Ki Rani, the valiant female freedom fighter of India
On the occasion of her 191st birth anniversary, here are 13 facts surrounding the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai to remember one of the greatest freedom fighters of India.
IndiaNov 17, 2019, 1:39 PM IST
Lala Lajpat Rai death anniversary: An insight into the life of the freedom fighter through his books
Lala Lajpat Rai is one of the Lal Bal Pal trio who fought for the freedom of India. Lajpat Rai also used his writing to educate Indians and fight against the British rule. Here is looking into the life of freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai through eight books he authored.
IndiaOct 17, 2019, 6:32 PM IST
Veer Savarkar, a Ratna which Bharat was blessed with!
The Maharashtra BJP unit has promised to prevail upon the Narendra Modi-led Central government to award Bharat Ratna to Veer Savarkar, one of the foremost freedom fighters India has ever seen, in its Maharashtra poll manifesto. Maharashtra will go to polls this October 21.
IndiaSep 28, 2019, 11:28 AM IST
Nation remembers sacrifice of Bhagat Singh on 112th birth anniversary
The nation remembers one of the greatest freedom fighters - Bhagat Singh - on his 112th birth anniversary. Here’s a look at Singh’s childhood and bravery in fighting the British.
IndiaAug 30, 2019, 8:54 PM IST
Subhas Chandra Bose's driver, freedom fighter Gurdial Singh no more
Freedom fighter Gurial Singh who had worked as driver for Subhas Chandra Bose died following age-related illness. Here are five lesser known facts about Gurdial Singh.
IndiaAug 15, 2019, 12:49 PM IST
Independence Day: 7 unsung heroines every Indian should never forget
When most of the male freedom fighters were in jail, the women took centre stage and took charge to fight against the Britishers. Today, on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, let's look at these 7 brave unsung women, who played an essential role in the pre-independence struggle.
IndiaAug 9, 2019, 9:01 PM IST
Deep Dive with Abhinav Khare: Begum Hazrat Mahal - the woman who braved it all against the British
Abhinav Khare deep dives into the bravery of Begum Hazrat Mahal, who fought the British rulers head-on for the rights of her child. Begum’s is a rags to riches story who fought against the tyrannical British rulers. She was a poor girl who became a courtesan, and then a mistress, after being sold off by her parents.
IndiaAug 8, 2019, 7:56 PM IST
Deep Dive with Abhinav Khare: Remembering Matangini Hazra who kept the Indian flag high even in death
Deep dive with Abhinav Khare brings to you the often forgotten freedom fighter Matangini Hazra who died and yet kept the Indian flag flying high. Matangini Hazra changed the pages of history and yet is hardly remembered.
IndiaJul 22, 2019, 1:51 PM IST
Vande Mataram to receive special status as Jana Gana Mana; BJP leader files plea in Delhi high court
Speaking to MyNation, national BJP spokesperson Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay claimed that there is no legal sanction nor legal status granted to Vande Mataram. He also claimed that the freedom fighters used to raise slogans such as Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata ki Jai during independence movement, while Jana Gana Mana had no role then.
WorldMay 14, 2019, 4:17 PM IST
Gwadar is not last, more attacks to come, Baloch Liberation Army declares
Pashtun rights activist and senior journalist from Waziristan in Pakistan and who is living in exile in Afghanistan Imtiaz Wazir said these were not "terrorists", but "freedom fighters"