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Bhubaneswar, Aug 14: To bring out the suffering of millions of people during India’s partition to the fore, the whole country is observing Remembrance Day of Horrors of Partition on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last Independence Day Speech had announced to observe "Partition Horrors Remembrance Day".
Partition Horrors Remembrance Day has been envisaged to bring to light the agony, suffering, and pain of millions of people who were displaced during the partition. It is a reminder to the country, that its independence was preceded by the largest displacement of the human population in the last century. The partition also claimed the lives of a large number of people.
Graced the occasion at Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan spoke about the tragedy during partition day.
“Today is the time to remember how violence took shape during the India-Pakistan partition. If the country forgets the sacrifices of our forefathers, society can be corrupted. Therefore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked to observe August 14th as "Partition Remembrance Day,” he said.
Joining the function as Guest of Honour Aparajita Sarangi, Bhubaneswar MP said that this day will remind us of the partition tragedy.
To mark the occasion, an Exhibition was organized at Bhubaneswar Railway Station. An exhibition on Partition Horrors was also organised at various important Stations on East Coast Railway including Puri, Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Visakhapatnam Railway Stations.
Two freedom fighters were also felicitated by Pradhan. Both the freedom fighters Shyam Sundar Behera and Ramahari Goswami were also said about their experience during that period.
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