The union government of India came up with the plan to celebrate the 75th Independence day of the country uniquely by showcasing the list of heroes and little-known groups who participated actively in getting freedom for the country. There were so many fighters and heroes who are still not very much known to date but they during the era of struggle for freedom did their best and even lost their lives for getting independence.
To mark the 75 years of India’s Independence officials stated that they are planning and organizing many events and lectures that will bring these heroes’ contributions to highlight. The government officials have now come up with a list of 146 names and they plan 75 regional 6 national and 2 international seminars for the camping. The entire camping is now conducted under the banner of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,” which marks India’s 75 years of Independence.
All the names from the list have been collected by the government departments and the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), an autonomous body under the union education ministry. The ICHR director (research and administration) speaks about all the events and the camping and states that “When Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March flagged off the 75 week-long program Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence he referred to a shlok (verse) of Yajurveda. Through that, he conveyed that we have missed some opportunities to celebrate those who did not get any acknowledgment yet for their role in India’s freedom struggle in the last seven decades. So ICHR has planned a three-tier program to celebrate the lives of unsung heroes.”
All the 146 names that are in the list are under the classification by State of origin and they also include figures from smaller tribes and castes. In this list heroes like Ghelubhai Naik, agricultural economics Mohanlal Lallubhai Dantwala, former Jana Sangh ideologue Nanaji Deshmukh, and Communist leader Ravi Narayan Reddy who are all Gandhians are also included. Some of the group names include Hindu Mahasabha, Andhra Pradesh Library Association, Karnataka Sahitya Parishad, and Bengal’s Anusheelan Samiti among others.
The government officials also came up with a list of lesser-known events and literature and pointed it out which includes the Surat salt agitation (1840), the war against the company Raj also known as the sepoy mutiny (1857 – 58) Bundelkhand resistance (1808), and Rangpur peasant uprising (1783) among all the others which are in the list. This was the first list released and the second list includes Ekshlok Geeta (Marathi book 1910), Hindi Dharm ka Jhanda (Hindi pamphlet 1927), Gadar di Gunj (Gurmukhi 1910), Chauri Chaura judgment ( English 1923), and Inquilab (Urdu 1927) among others in the list.