Guwahati (Assam), Jan 14 : As Bharat (India) is approaching its 71st Republic Day on 26 January, the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) has repeated its appeal to the people of northeast India to pay tributes to countless martyrs of the freedom struggle hoisting the national flag in every nook and corner of the region.
The forum of nationalists, based in Assam, commented in a statement that as many people in the region are presently agitating to keep values of the Constitution of India intact and some are also demanding various benefits mentioned in different clauses of the Constitution they should come forward paying respect to the Tri-colour.
Bharat or Hindustan (as well as Pakistan and Sri Lanka) achieved independence from the British colonial forces in 1947 and adopted its Constitution on 26 January 1950. Since then it has been observed as R-Day every year, where all known and unknown martyrs of the freedom movement are remembered saluting the national flag.
“Prior to our independence, millions of freedom fighters symbolically set 26 January as our Independence Day and continued the movement. It is the moral responsibility of every Indian national to pay homage to those martyrs on both the R-Day and I-Day by hoisting the national flag as it symbolizes the suffering and sacrifices of those freedom fighters,” said the PPFA statement.
It also reminded that a number of Assamese martyrs including Kanaklata Barua, Mukunda Kakoti, Kushal Konwar, Tilak Deka, Bhogeswari Phukanani, Nidhanu Rajbangshi, Kamala Miri, Lerela Boro, Madan-Rauta, Hemoram Patar, Gunabhi Bordoloi, Dayal Panika, etc laid down their lives admiring the Tri-colour.
The forum asserted that the national flag does not belong to any government or political parties alone, rather it’s a priceless property for every Indian who feels proud of his identity enriched with a glorious past. It also emphasized on creating proper awareness about the great nation eradicating all kinds of prejudices and confusions among the people.