PM remembers Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to one of the icons of India’s freedom struggle, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, on his 100th death anniversary, saying his intellect, courage and idea of “swaraj” continue to inspire people.

    “India bows to Lokmanya Tilak on his 100th punya tithi. His intellect, courage, sense of justice and idea of Swaraj continue to inspire,” Modi tweeted.

     

    PM Modi also shared a brief video from his twitter account of one of his Mann ki Baat programmes in which he had referred to Tilak’s efforts to unite people against the British rule.

    Tilak, one of the most respected figures of India’s freedom struggle, whose most powerful slogan was ‘Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it’, caught the imagination of the entire country and inspired them in the fight against the colonial rule.

    -CHK