Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started the Chauri Chaura Shatabdi celebrations through the digital medium. PM Modi also released a special postage stamp on this special occasion. This ceremony will run throughout the year. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Anandiben Patel were also present on this special occasion. The government has revived the memorial site and museum of the martyrs of the Chauri Chaura incident. A large number of tourists visit there.
The district administration is all set to make the Guinness Book of World Records by singing the first line of the song Vande Mataram through video upload. District Additional Finance Officer Rajesh Kumar Singh said, “We have uploaded 50 thousand videos till noon on Wednesday and it is expected that this figure will cross one lakh, which has the first line of the Rashtra Geet Vande Mataram.” We hope that we will find a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. This video will be uploaded on the Guinness Book of World Records website on Thursday.
The district administration has already sent a proposal to change the name of Mundra Nazar Nagar Panchayat to Chauri Chaura Nagar Panchayat and it is expected that the Chief Minister can announce it during the centenary celebrations. History shows that on February 4, locals clashed with the local police when they were taking out a procession in Chauri-Chaura town in support of the non-cooperation movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi.
Three people died and many were injured in the police firing, provoking the anger of the protesters. Then the policemen hid in the police station, but people set the latch from outside and set fire to the police station. 22 policemen were killed in this incident. In response to the incident, Mahatma Gandhi, an advocate of non-violence, withdrew the non-cooperation movement.
What is Chauri Chaura scandal?
On February 4, 1922, the local people were taking out a procession in Chauri-Chaura town in support of the non-cooperation movement started by Mahatma Gandhi. During this time, he had a disagreement with the local police. Three people died and many were injured in police firing.
This provoked the anger of the protesters. Seeing the anger of the people, the policemen hid in the police station, but the people set the latch from outside and set fire to the police station. 22 policemen were killed in this incident. In response to the incident, Mahatma Gandhi, an advocate of non-violence, withdrew the non-cooperation movement.
In the Chauri-Chaura incident, 172 people were sentenced to death. As a lawyer Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, 151 of these people survived the death penalty. The remaining 19 people were hanged from 2 to 11 July 1923. In this incident, 14 people were sentenced to life imprisonment and 10 people were sentenced to 8 years rigorous imprisonment. A memorial was built in memory of those who were hanged.