Centre Declares September 17 as ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’

Hyderabad Liberation Day

New Delhi, India: In a significant move, the Indian government has officially designated September 17 as ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’. This decision aims to honor the sacrifices of those who played a pivotal role in liberating Hyderabad from the Nizam’s rule and to ignite a sense of patriotism among the youth.

Hyderabad, a princely state, remained under the dominion of the Nizams even after India gained independence on August 15, 1947. For 13 months, it did not experience the freedom that the rest of the country celebrated. The Razakars, a private militia, supported the Nizam’s regime and resisted the merger of Hyderabad with the Union of India.

The people of Hyderabad valiantly fought against the atrocities of the Razakars. Their unwavering determination led to the eventual annexation of Hyderabad into the Union of India. On September 17, 1948, a decisive military action known as ‘Operation Polo’ brought an end to the Nizam’s rule. The then Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, played a crucial role in this historic event.

The Narendra Modi government has been observing ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’ on September 17 for the past few years. Now, with the official declaration by the Centre, this commemoration will become an annual tradition. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has actively participated in these events, paying tribute to the freedom fighters who made Hyderabad’s liberation possible.

The decision to celebrate this day annually serves multiple purposes. It not only honors the martyrs but also instills a flame of patriotism in the hearts and minds of the youth. As we remember the struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs of those who fought for Hyderabad’s integration into the Indian Union, we reinforce our commitment to a united and strong India.

On September 17 each year, let us come together to honor the spirit of Hyderabad’s liberation. It is a day to reflect on our shared history, pay homage to the heroes, and reaffirm our dedication to a harmonious and inclusive nation.

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