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Need to ensure fruits of development reach poor: Naidu

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Paying tributes to freedom fighters on the 76th anniversary of the 'Quit Movement', M today said it was now time to join hands to ensure that challenges being faced by the people also quit forever.

He said there is a a need to ensure fruits of development also reach the poor.

On August 9, 1942, the 'Quit Movement' was launched under the leadership of which resulted in freedom of the country from British rule five years later on August 15, 1947,

"The achieved its objectives long back. It is now time for all of us to join hands together to ensure that challenges being faced by the people also quit India forever," said.

Noting that the Indian economy has emerged as the sixth largest in the world, the said there is a need to ensure that "fruits of development also reach those who are living on the margins of society".

said the country has come a long way since Independence and highlighted many achievements India has gained.

"Amidst all these achievements, however, our failures are also stark. We have many social and economic problems that adversely affect our growth as a nation. We need to make concerted efforts to overcome these challenges," he said.

The House paid homage to martyrs who gave their lives and also to those who suffered for the cause of India's freedom.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:20 IST