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President felicitates freedom fighters at first 'At Home'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

President Ram Nath Kovind today felicitated 93 freedom fighters from across the country at his first 'At Home', presenting each of them with a gift that carried a personalised message from him, a spokesman said.

The President of the country hosts a function today on the anniversary of the Quit Movement. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the movement, which called for an end to British rule in

The President's press secretary, Ashok Malik, said in a statement that each of the freedom fighters was gifted an electric kettle with a personalised message from Kovind.

"I extend warm greetings to you on the 75th Anniversary of the Quit Movement. The nation is proud of our freedom fighters and salutes them. This small token is our people's appreciation of your successful struggle against colonialism. I wish you happiness, good health and a long life," was the President's message on each gift.

The function was attended by outgoing Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries.

The President also released a set of eight commemorative postage stamps to mark the occasion.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 20:28 IST