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August Kranti Diwas: Know the history of Quit India Movement

August Kranti Diwas: Know the history and significance of the day which became the turning point of the freedom struggle in India against Britishers’ regime.

The August Kranti movement emerged as the turning point in the history of the freedom struggle as Mahatma Gandhi gave a call to launch the Quit India movement from August 9, 1942. He called upon Britishers to leave India and exhorted countrymen to “do or die”.

August Kranti Diwas & Quit India Movement

The Quit India Movement is also known as the Bharat Chhodo Andolan which was launched by Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, 1942 at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). The movement was started to end the British rule in India. As the protest was held in August, it was known as August Kranti or August Movement. Each year, this day is celebrated by paying tribute to freedom fighters who laid their lives for the country.

Gandhi delivered his speech, which commenced the Quit India Movement, at Mumbai’s Gowalia Tank Maidan, which was popularly known as August Kranti Maidan. The ‘Do or Die’ speech went into the hearts of Indians, and many faced the consequences of the movement.

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