On the occasion, members of the Congress party, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, gathered at a function organised at the August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai to honour the freedom fighters.
Chavan presented a plaque, a bouquet and a coconut to the surviving freedom fighters of the state, who were exclusively invited to the function.
“Today, on this occasion, all of us have come together to remember all the freedom fighters who were a part of India's freedom struggle and we are paying our tributes and respect to them,” said Chavan.
The Quit India Movement was a civil disobedience movement launched in August 8, 1942 in response to Mahatma Gandhi's call for immediate independence.
Mumbai: Nation observed the 67th anniversary of the Quit India Movement on Sunday and paid tributes to the martyrs and freedom fighters who had taken part in the movement.
First Published: Sunday, August 09, 2009, 19:38