Newly elected President Ramnath Kovind felicitated four freedom fighters from Odisha on the occasion of Kranti Diwas.
The President honoured and felicitated 93 freedom fighters from across the country.
The four freedom fighters are – Sahadeb Behera of Kantilo in Nayagarh district, Chakradhar Parida of Ranapur in Nayagarh, Gobardhana Acharya of Jagatsinghpur and Dadhichi Sahu of Jajpur district.
An ‘At Home’ reception for freedom fighters was hosted by the President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
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 India 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.
On the occasion, the President also released a set of 8 Commemorative Postage Stamps on 75 years of 1942 Freedom Struggle.