Raipur(thestates.news) .The Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, on the occasion of the death anniversary of the great freedom fighter, thinker, and social reformer Mr. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, paid a tribute by offering flowers to his picture. The Chief Minister said that Mr. Tilak was the first to raise the demand for complete independence. He popularized the inspirational motto of “Independence is my birthright” which led to the awareness of India’s freedom among every citizen of the nation. He started the public celebration of Ganesh Utsav and Shivaji Utsav to unite the countrymen so that they stand up against injustice. His contribution to the struggle for India’s independence will always remain memorable.