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‘Jashn-e-Azadi’ events in Uttar Pradesh to recall freedom fighters

A two-day cultural programme titled 'Jashn-e-Azadi' would be held across Uttar Pradesh to recall freedom fighters

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  • A two-day cultural programme titled ‘Jashn-e-Azadi’ would be held across Uttar Pradesh
  • This call to action is their tribute to freedom fighters
  • Some of the revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the country include Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmibai, Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan

August 13, 2016: Uttar Pradesh the most populated state in the Republic of India calls to celebrate its freedom fighters. This call to action is their tribute to all who have given their life fighting in the name of justice and freedom.

On the occasion of 70th Independence Day, a two-day cultural programme titled ‘Jashn-e-Azadi’ would be held across Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Saturday.

Using different mediums and forums, tributes would be paid to various freedom fighters and revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the country, secretary Culture, Hariom, informed IANS.

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He said Uttar Pradesh had made significant contributions in the freedom struggle of the country right from 1857 to 1947 and this year the heroes in the 90 years of freedom struggle will be showcased through various mediums to educate people of the unparalleled contribution of the state in India’s freedom.

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Some of the revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the country include Mangal Pandey, Rani Laxmibai, Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqullah Khan.

Exhibitions will also be held at various places in the state — Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Agra and Faizabad, Hariom said. (IANS)

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Uttar Pradesh Gets Greener On Independence Day

To encourage the mass plantation drive, the state government had also launched a "Selfie with Green UP"

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Uttar Pradesh Gets Greener On Independence Day
9.26 cr saplings planted in UP on Independence Day. Flickr

Uttar Pradesh surpassed its own target of planting 9 crore saplings in a single day when by end of Wednesday, 9.26 crore saplings were planted, an official said on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, soon after the record was breached, congratulated officials over the feat.

Briefing reporters on the success, Minister of Forests and Environment, Dara Singh Chauhan said at the last count, 9.26 crore saplings had been planted across the state and the number was likely to go up when a final headcount will be done within a day.

Adityanath planted saplings at Kusmahi forest in Gorakhpur while Governor Ram Naik planted a sapling at the Gomti riverfront in the state capital.

Sapling Plantation
A plantation drive in Ghaziabad.

To encourage the mass plantation drive, the state government had also launched a “Selfie with Green UP”, a campaign which was an instant hit, with many social organisations, schools and even bureaucrats clicking selfie pictures with plants.

MPs, legislators, women, youth, public representatives and NCC cadets also participated in the plantation drive that went on through out the day, officials told IANS.

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Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) S.K. Upadhyaya said that the last date of the ‘selfie with green UP’ campaign would go on till August 20, after which the best selfies would be selected and awarded at district level. (IANS)

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