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Governor greets people on Marathwada Mukti Sangram Din

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao has greeted the people of on the eve of Mukti Sangram Din.

In his message, Rao said, "Even though became Independent on August 15, 1947, the people of old state, including those in the region of Maharashtra, had to wait for another 13 months and two days to get freedom from the Nizam's rule.

"The day of September 17, therefore, has special significance for the people of the erstwhile state, now divided into Maharashtra, and Telangana," he said.

A number of people had sacrificed their lives in the struggle for freedom and many leaders from were in the forefront of the struggle, the Governor said.

"I offer my humble tributes to all the martyrs who laid down their lives in the Mukti Sangram and convey my greetings to the people on the occasion of Marathwada Mukti Sangram Din," he said.

First Published: Wed, September 16 2015. 16:42 IST