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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 09.08.2014

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee hosted an ‘At Home’ reception for freedom fighters on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Quit India Movement today (August 9, 2014) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On the occasion, the President honoured and felicitated freedom fighters from across the country in the presence of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Union Minister for Home Affairs and other dignitaries.

Each of the freedom fighters was gifted a mobile phone with a personal message from the President. In his message, the President said, "the mobile phone has become a symbol of India’s rapid progress on the digital pathway. It connects us to our near and dear ones and to every corner of the world.

I hope, this small gift will bring you joy as you keep in touch with family and friends, through many happy conversations in the coming days. I wish you the very best of health and a long life."

This release issued at 1945 hrs.