A function was organised in Pune on August 3 to pay tribute to those RSS freedom fighters who dedicated their lives for the liberation of Dadra Nagar Haveli from the Portuguese in 1954. Senior historian Shri Babasaheb Purandare addressed the gathering of these freedom fighters which was organised by the Dadra Nagar Haveli Mukti Sangram Samiti. One hundred and three members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) including Shri Purandare had forced the Portuguese to vacate Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1954. Of them, 55 are alive. Paying tribute to those who passed away in that fight, Shri Purandare appealed to the members of the organisation to continue to organise such functions so that the freedom struggle is not erased from the memory of the people.