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was a focus of freedom struggle against the British rule: Vice President

Releases book Indian National in

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that was a focus of freedom struggle against the British rule. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the book Indian National in authored by Dr. Sukhchain Kaur Bassi, here today.

The Vice President said that the Indian National acquired a representative character to stand for the will and aspiration of all the Indian people who were reeling under the yoke of British imperialism. With the coming of Mahatma Gandhi on our political scene, the struggle transformed from a campaign by the elites into a true mass movement, he added.

The Vice President said that the first Annual Convention of in - the undivided - was held in Lahore in 1893 under the charge of the redoubtable Dadabhai Naoroji. The rapid growth of activity and organization thereafter, is as much a testimony to the active participation of the people of in our freedom struggle as the energy and efforts of the political leaders and freedom fighters from Punjab, he added.

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First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 00:20 IST