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PM Modi, Amit Shah pay tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of the most respected figures of India’s freedom struggle, on his 100th death anniversary.

“India bows to Lokmanya Tilak on his 100th Punya Tithi. His intellect, courage, sense of justice and idea of Swaraj continue to inspire,” PM Modi tweeted.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute to Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Shah also addressed ICCR’s International webinar ‘Lokmanya Tilak: Swaraj to Atmanirbhar Bharat’, ANI reported.

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He also urged youth to read about the life of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak to ‘solve many problems in life.’

“Today is the day 100 years ago that we lost a great soul. I, on behalf of the entire country, pay tribute to his soul. I would also appeal to the youth of the country that if they want to know anything about India and its history, then they must read about Tilak Maharajji,” Shah said.

Shah further went on to say that the adage, “Swaraj is my birthright & I shall have it” would always be associated with the freedom fighter as golden letters “of our freedom struggle.”

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