The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Movement or Bharat Chodo Andolan was a Civil Disobedience Movement launched by Gandhi for independence. This movement launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, demanding an end to British Raj in India.
Through his passionate speeches, Gandhi moved people by proclaiming “every Indian who desires freedom and strives for it must be his own guide…”. “Let every Indian consider himself to be a free man”, Gandhi declared in his fiery “Do or Die” speech the day the Quit India Movement was declared.
The British government responded to the call of Gandhi by arresting all major Congress leaders the very next day. The August Revolution was a historic event and it had a tremendous influence on the future of Indian nationalism.
In 1992 Reserve Bank of India issued a 1 rupee commemorative coin to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Quit India Movement. India post has also issued a commemorative postage stamp to pays homage to all the heroes and martyrs who laid down their lives in the struggle.
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