11 Inspirational Quotes By Aruna Asaf Ali, The Hero Of 1942, Which Will Fill You With A Sense Of National Pride.

When Mahatma Gandhi and the other leaders were arrested during the Quit India Movement, a brave and daring Aruna Asaf Ali took the onus of unfurling the National Flag at the Gowalia Tank Maidan. Here are a few facts about the renowned independence activist.

Prior to becoming involved in the freedom movement, Aruna imparted education at the Gokhale Memorial School in Calcutta.

She followed in the path promulgated by her husband who was a leader in Indian national Congress and joined the revolution.

A follower of Mahatma's principle of non-violence, she took active part in the Dandi March. She unfurled the Tiranga at Gowalia Tank ground to indicate the beginning of Quit India Movement. She was arrested for being an illegal immigrant and it was only after public outrage she was released from prison.

For her act of bravado, she earned the moniker, 'Heroine of 1942' and 'Grand Old Lady'.

To escape imprisonment she went underground but continued contributing to the freedom struggle by editing nationalist magazines and newspapers. Aruna became the first Mayor of Delhi in independent India.

Here are a few quotes of inspiration by the revered social activist.

Test Friendship85 is not something you learn in school. But if you haven92t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven92t learned anything.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

The word 91Islam92 means 91peace.92 The word 91Muslim92 means 91one who surrenders to God.92 But the press makes us seem like haters.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don92t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

We have one life it soon will be past what we do for God is all that will last.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

Test The word 91Islam92 means 91peace.92 The word 91Muslim92 means 91one who surrenders to God.92 But the press makes us seem like haters.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

Test The word 91Islam92 means 91peace.92 The word 91Muslim92 means 91one who surrenders to God.92 But the press makes us seem like haters.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

I know where I92m going and I know the truth, and I don92t have to be what you want me to be. I92m free to be what I want.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

Friendship85 is not something you learn in school. But if you haven92t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven92t learned anything.

- Aruna Asaf Ali

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