#Freedom Fighter

.Chandigarh, India
Every Punjabi has the right to remember the unparalleled tragedy that later paved the way for the freedom struggle, said Amarinder Singh. (Photo credit: Twitter/Amarinder Singh)

  • Amarinder Singh also paid an emotional tribute to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh tragedy and their families by reciting a poem
  • 29 family members of 492 Jallianwala Bagh martyrs were honoured on the occasion
  • The memorial park will be built at a cost of Rs 3.52 crore

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Subhash Chandra Bose rallied hundred of people to take part in India's freedom movement. (Photo credit: Twitter/@sudarsansand)

  • As per reports, Subhash Chandra Bose was officially declared dead on August 18, 1945
  • A theory suggests he travelled to the USSR to support his Azad Hind Fauj unit there
  • The film 'Legend of Gumnami Baba' spoke about Bose becoming a sage in Uttar Pradesh

Subhash Chandra Bose, India's freedom fighter, influenced the country with his speech. (Photo credit: Twitter/@VPSecretariat)

  • Born in Cuttak in 1897, Subhash Chandra Bose was one of the greatest freedom fighters of India
  • He encouraged the youth of this country to sacrifice everything for their motherland
  • On his 125th birthday, we look back at the words Bose spoke that still reverberate today

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Subhash Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Subhash Chandra Bose was committed to free his homeland of British rule
  • He also twice elected as the President of Indian National Congress during 1938-1939
  • Bose also mobilised Indians to actively participate in the freedom struggle

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Gandhi Jayanti celebrations unite people of all castes and religions. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Gandhi Jayanti is one of the three national holidays in India
  • The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring this day as International Day of Non-Violence
  • Mahatma Gandhi's favourite bhajan ‘Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram’ is played and sung in many places

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
At least ten investigations, both national and international, have taken place over the years concerning the disappearance of Netaji . (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The 2005 report said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose did not die in the alleged plane crash 
  • The commission could not offer any information on whether Bose died in any other manner
  • Bose's grand-nephew and grand-niece are seeking DNA examination of the ashes from Renkoji temple

A pair of gold-plated glasses worn by Mahatma Gandhi has fetched £260,000 in an auction in Britain. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The pair of gold-plated spectacles are believed to be worn by Mahatma Gandhi
  • The glasses were found some weeks ago in the letterbox of the East Bristol Auctions 
  • The sale price smashed the original estimate of around £15,000.

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
The web series titled 'Abhay 2' had invited criticism for allegly placing a sketch of freedom fighter Khudiram Bose in a picture gallery of wanted criminals. (Screengrab: YouTube/ Zee5)

  • A local organisation in Kolkata sent the legal notice to the producers of the show
  • 'Abhay 2' received flak for placing a sketch of Khudiram Bose among fugitives
  • Bose was executed by the British at the age of 18 in 1908

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India will celebrate Independence Day this year on Saturday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • August 15 is celebrated as Independence Day in India
  • On this day in 1947, the British ended its rule over the country and left India
  • On India's 74th Independence Day, you can send wishes, quotes and images to your loved ones

.Hanham, Bristol, UK
The item has been titled as “Pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s Personal Spectacles.”(Photo Credit: PTI Photo)

  • Gandhi ji's gold plated spectacle is expected to fetch between 10,000 to 15,000 pounds
  • The auction will be conducted on August 21
  • The glasses have already attracted an online bid of 6,000 pounds