Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will inaugurate a series of events that the Uttar Pradesh government has planned throughout the year to mark the centenary of the Chauri Chaura incident, which took place on February 4, 1922.
The incident in Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur district marked the end of Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement against the British colonial rule.
The state administration on Wednesday claimed that till now the history of Chauri Chaura had not been celebrated as it should have been. While Modi will kick off the year-long celebrations via video-conferencing, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will attend the celebrations in Gorakhpur. The state government has prepared a specialised logo for the year-long festivities, and plans to use it on all government official letterheads over the next year. The Adityanath administration has also announced a mass recitation of “Vande Mataram” on February 4 in an attempt to create a record.