On the occasion of former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi’s 75th birth anniversary (on August 20), actor turned politician Congress leader Urmila Matondkar would be arriving in Nagpur tomorrow to be a part of the event Azadi se Azadi ki or (आज़ादी से आज़ादी की ओर). The event, which would include numerous dramas and musical performances, would depict the golden pages of Indian history.
The event has been conceptualised, convened and spearheaded by Bahujan Vichar Manch leader Narendra Jichkar. Jichkar told Nation Next, “The event has been primarily organised so that people at large realise the struggle and efforts put in by all prime ministers of the Congress right from Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh. India wasn’t built in a day; it was developed brick by brick by the Congress.”
He added, “For all the people, especially the BJP, who say that the Congress didn’t do anything for the country since independence, need to witness the event. The Congress party built the nation post independence.”
The event would take place at Vasantrao Deshpande Hall from 5 pm onwards in the presence of prominent Congress leaders. Matondkar joined Congress on 27 March 2019 and contested from Mumbai North constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but lost.