President Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' for freedom fighters

New Delhi, Aug. 9 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee hosted an 'At Home' reception for freedom fighters on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Quit India Movement at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday.

On the occasion, President Mukherjee honoured and felicitated 121 freedom fighters from across the country in the presence of Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Defence Minister A.K. Antony, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries.

Each of the freedom fighters was gifted a solar lamp with a personal message from the President of India.

President Mukherjee in his message said, "Nature has always been kind to humanity. But, whenever greed has overtaken need, nature has revealed its destructive face."

"The recent natural calamity in Uttarakhand has once again shown the necessity for mankind to live in harmony with nature. Increased use of solar power can help us preserve the environment," he added. (ANI)


Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.


  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for South Africa vs. Team flag for New ZealandNZSA
      2nd Test
      Sat, Aug 27, 2016
      Sat, Aug 27, 2016
      Centurion, South Africa
      New Zealand in South Afric...
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKENG
      2nd ODI
      Sat, Aug 27, 2016
      Sat, Aug 27, 2016
      London, England
      Pakistan in England ODI Se...
    • Team flag for West Indies vs. Team flag for IndiaINDWI
      1st T20I
      Sat, Aug 27, 2016
      Sat, Aug 27, 2016
      Lauderhill, Florida, Usa
      India vs West Indies T20 S...