In remembrance of J Vidhyarthi, freedom fighter who raised the Indian flag in 1942

Khargone (Madhya Pradesh): The “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign was launched on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, in honor of India’s 75 years of independence. This year, from August 11 to 17, 2022, everyone is called upon to fly the national flag at home.

This campaign is being carried out by the Government of India during the celebration of the 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to invoke the feeling of patriotism, promote awareness of the national flag and remember the contributions of our leaders and unsung heroes in the struggle for freedom.

One such valiant freedom fighter is Jagdishchandra Vidhyarthi from Khargone district. He was born on September 6, 1927 in the city of Sanawad in Khargone, his father’s name was Kanaiya Lal Munshi. Their journey as revolutionary activists began in his early teens, when he launched a large demonstration in Sanawad on August 10, 1942, under the leadership of the Indore Student Congress.

Meanwhile, an indefinite strike has been declared in all schools. Under Vidhyarthi’s leadership, a large number of students, leaders and residents hoisted the national flag, which consisted of three horizontal bands of orange, white and green, on August 10, 1942, at the railway station of Sanawad, he also became the inspirational figures for other such movements.

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Thelma J. Longworth