A rendezvous of popular Hindi and Urdu poets was organised in Noida to commemorate the martyrdom of
freedom fighters hailing from the present national capital region during the 1857 movement.
The 'kavi sammelan' which had patriotic recitals and proses from historic verses, was held at the Ramlila ground last night here and was attended by the young and old from the villages and cities around Delhi.
"A freedom struggle was launched by the freedom fighters from Meerut, Bulandshahar, Ghaziabad and the adjoining areas of the present national capital area on May 10, 1857. They took control of the area around the Hindon river on May 30. Since then, this struggle is called the May mutiny," organiser of the event and President of Shaheed Smriti Sansthan Rao Sanjay Bhati said.
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