History of freedom struggle not about a few years and some people: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the history of the country’s freedom struggle was not about a few years or some people but was about the sacrifice from every nook and corner of the country. In his address after unveiling a 30-ft bronze statue of Alluri Sitarama Raju, Modi said the legendary freedom fighter’s 125th birth anniversary and the centenary of the Rampa Rebellion will be celebrated throughout the year.
“On one side the country is celebrating 75th year of independence and along with that the 125th birth anniversary of Alluri Sitarama Raju and also the 100th year of Rampa rebellion are also being celebrated,” he said. Alluri led the Rampa rebellion, which was launched in 1922. He is referred to as “Manyam Veerudu” (Hero of the Jungles) by the local people. Modi said, “the freedom struggle is not just the history of a few years, some regions or some people. It is the history of sacrifices from every nook and corner of the country.”