Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on August 2 unveiled government’s plans for the upcoming Independence Day celebrations.
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Naidu, though went on to clear that the contributions of the Nehru-Gandhi family would not be omitted from the celebrations as the government “doesn’t discriminate”.
“We do not discriminate… No single family will be omitted. Unfortunately, the sacrifices made by many national heroes were not brought forth in the past.”
He said that Union ministers would be sent to 150 locations that are associated with icons of the freedom movement and launch the “Colours of Independence” and “From Quit India to Make in India” campaigns across India.
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When asked if the government would also highlight contributions made by Jawaharlal Nehru, Naidu said, “Of course, Nehru was the first Prime Minister of the country and also a freedom fighter”.