Mumbai: On the occasion of Maharashtra State Martyrs’ Memorial Day, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray paid tribute to the memory of martyrs at Hutatma Chowk by offering a wreath. Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Guardian Minister Aslam Sheikh, Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray, Minister of State for Protocol Aditi Tatkare, Mayor Kishori Pednekar, Chief Secretary Sanjay Kumar, Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal and Mumbai City Collector Rajiv Nivatkar were present on the occasion.
The Marathi people fought bravely for the formation of united state of Maharashtra including Mumbai. 107 martyrs lost their lives in this battle. November 21 is observed as Maharashtra State Martyrs’ Memorial Day to pay tribute to the memory of the martyrs of this battle of United Maharashtra.