President hosts ‘At Home’ for freedom fighters

New Delhi (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday hosted an ‘At Home’ reception for freedom fighters on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the Quit India movement.

At the reception held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the president specially greeted Vasantha Vasudeva Gurjara Bondre from Karnataka, who celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday.

A special gift was also presented to him by the president, an official release said.

The function was also attended by Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

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