- Prime minister has paid tribute to VD Savarkar on his birth anniversary. He said that the nation will always remember the sacrifices made by Veer Savarkar during the freedom struggle.
- Veer Savarkar was born in 1883.Savarkar was an Indian freedom fighter, activist, politician,lawyer, writer and formulator of the Hindutva philosophy.
- Veer Savarkar had called 1857 revolt as the first war of independence. He has also founded the Organizations namely Abhinav Bharat Society and Free India Society.
- Savarkar was also against foreign goods and propagated the idea of Swadeshi.In 1905,he burnt all the foreign goods in a bonfire on Dussehra.
- Veer Savarkar had also founded the two-nation theory in his book Hindutva calling Hindus and Muslims two separate nations.In 1937, Hindu Mahasabha passed it as a resolution.
- In 2002, Port Blair airport at Andaman and Nicobar Island was renamed after Veer Savarkar International Airport.
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