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Martyrs Day (Palghar Region)

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The People of Palghar observed Hutatma Din (Martyrs’ Day) to pay tribute to five freedom fighters Govind Thakur, Kashinath Pagdare, Ramprasad Tiwari, Sukur More and Ramchandra Churi, all aged between 17 to 20 years, who were shot by the British police, on August 14, 1942.

St John International school observed the Hutatma Din (Martyr’s Day) in online mode by giving pre-information about it on 13th August 2021. The students were shown a Powerpoint presentation giving details about the Quit India Movement and the incident that took place on August 14, 1942.

Details regarding the celebration of this day was given to the students which included – Gathering of the people at “Paachbatti” (which means ‘five lights’) Singing songs, offering prayers and maintaining silence in honour of these martyrs.

A bloodstained flag is carried in the morcha and is kept in the central hall of the Palghar Municipal Council to remember the sacrifice of our great leaders.