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`Mention Madam Cama, Rajguru in correspondence`

Last Updated: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 09:57

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has
directed Mantralaya mandarins to mention `Madam Cama Road` and
`Hutatma Rajguru Chowk` in their official correspondence,
while addressing letters to the State Secretariat.
The directive has been issued following a demand by
members of Legislative Council last year that the names of the
road and chowk named after the two leading figures in freedom
struggle should be mentioned in letters, instead of merely
mentioning `Mantralaya`.

A prominent personality of the Indian nationalist
movement, Madam Cama was born as Bhikaiji Rustom Cama in 1861
and first unfurled the National Flag in an International
Socialist Conference held at Stuttgart in 1907.

Shivaram Hari Rajguru (August 24, 1908-March 23,
1931), popularly known as Hutatma Rajguru, hailed from Pune
district in Maharashtra and was hanged with revolutionaries
Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev on charge of killing of a British
police officer in 1928 to avenge the death of veteran leader
Lala Lajpat Rai.
"The objective behind the decision is to remind future
generation of their dedication and sacrifice for the country,"
an official release said.


First Published: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 09:57
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