President honours 202 freedom fighters on occasion of 78th anniversary of Quit India Day

President Ram Nath Kovind has honoured and felicitated 202 freedom fighters from across the country on the occasion of 78th anniversary of Quit India Day.

In a statement, Rashtrapati Bhavan said, every year, the President hosts an At Home reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement to honour freedom fighters.

This year At Home reception could not be organised in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The President has requested State and Union Territories Governments to honour and felicitate freedom fighters with a shawl and angavastram by District Magistrate or Additional District Magistrate or Sub Divisional Magistrate at their homes on behalf of the President.

Rashtrapati Bhavan has provided Angvastram and shawls to the State and UT Governments through their Resident Commissioners.