India first: On Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi talks about “Amrut Mahotsav”, urges countrymen to participate in India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations
Addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the August 15 celebrations this year and added this year is special since it is the 75th Independence Day.
Under this Plan, the British would immediately transfer power to two successor authorities — the Congress and the Muslim League and the plan envisaged dividing India into two dominions on a territorial-cum-communal basis. The idea of Mountbatten was to divide India but to retain maximum unity.
Mahatma Gandhi wanted the Union Jack on India’s national flag, said he will not salute it if Charkha is replaced by Ashoka Chakra
Mahatma Gandhi had said, "if the Flag of the Indian Union will not embody the emblem of the Charkha, I will refuse to salute that flag"
Kakori Train Robbery: On this day in 1925 one of the most landmark events of Indian independence movement took place
The Kakori Train Robbery also known as the Kakori conspiracy was an armed robbery which took place on August 9, 1925, on a train in central Uttar Pradesh and the subsequent court trial instituted by the government of British India against more than 20 Indian revolutionaries accused of involvement, directly or otherwise, in the crime.
Subhas Chandra Bose’s struggle within Congress was a statement against the highly personalised high-command structure and dictatorial grip of Gandhi-Nehru
Stifled and crippled as a notional president of the Congress party, Subhas Bose had resigned within a year
Partition imposed on minorities of Pakistan, temples, churches, gurdwaras vandalised: Here is what Modi said
PM Modi asked the public not to be misled by the Congress, which he said had promised relief to persecuted minorities but had never done anything for them.
In a letter dated May 30, 1980, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had written a letter to Pandit Bakhle, then secretary of Swatantrayaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak, hailing Savarkar's contribution to the freedom struggle.
While top Congres leaders spent their so-called jail terms in posh guest houses, Savarkar was subjected to inhuman atrocities in Andaman.
In 2012, UPA government had declared that ‘Father of the Nation’ title cannot be accorded to Mahatma Gandhi
UPA government in 2012 had clarified that there are no records in the government archives that declare Gandhi as the 'Father of the Nation'.
Nehruvian model of capital intensive growth had a similar effect on the rural populace of India as Mao’s Great_Leap_Forward had on China’s rural inhabitants