Karnataka's government has trouble recruiting independence fighters.

Karnataka governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot told the state government to locate freedom fighters and go to their houses to honour them rather than invite them for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations . District administrations are finding it difficult to identify and invite freedom fighters for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations .

BENGALURU: As the country commemorates the 75th anniversary of independence, an entire generation of freedom fighters seems to have become impractical.Karnataka governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot told the state government on Friday to locate freedom fighters and go to their houses to honour them rather than invite them for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, as many district administrations are finding it difficult to identify and invite freedom fighters for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.His plan follows several district administrations' struggles in locating freedom fighters.We were able to locate two freedom fighters who are centenarians, according to KSrinivas, deputy commissioner of Bengaluru Urban.

Although freedom fighter Narayanappa, who lives in Ulsoor, is 100 years old, V Nagabhushana Rao, from Malleshwaram, is 102 years old.According to a Raj Bhavan release, the governor will meet them at their homes on August 9 to thank them.In a statement released by R Prabhu Shankar, the governor's special secretary, the governor asked him to locate freedom fighters in any corner of the state and request district administrations to visit them and honor them in their homes.Indira, the honorary secretary of Gandhi Bhavan in Kumara Park, said, It's very difficult to find a freedom fighter, because no one has a database.

During the pandemic, many freedom fighters were killed, and some of them are unable to travel or attend events.Wooday P Krishna, president of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi here, said it is sad to have lost a generation of people who could have paved the way to Gandhian values.We have one or two of these fighters in Bengaluru alone.It is also understandable that the entire generation will disintegrate in a few years as we progress.