PM Modi launches ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’: All you need to know | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Celebrating the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi‘s Dandi March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav‘ marking the occasion.
‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ is a series of events organized by the government of India to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Independence. The mahotsav will be celebrated as a peoples’ movement across the country.
Here is all you need to know about ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’:
* A national implementation committee headed by the Union home minister was constituted to chalk out policies and planning of events to be undertaken for the commemoration.
* The curtain raiser activities begin March 12, a total of 75 weeks before August 15, 2022.

* The event witnessed the inauguration of curtain raiser activities planned under the [email protected] theme such as a film, website, song, ‘Aatmanirbhar Charkha’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Incubator’.
* A cultural programme was also organized on March 12 celebrating the indomitable spirit of the country.

* The ‘padyatra’ was flagged off by the Prime Minister and will be undertaken by 81 marchers from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi in Navsari, a journey of 241 miles that will end on April 5, lasting for 25 days.
* Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel lead the first 75km-leg of the padyatra. Governor Acharya Devvrat, Union MoS Prahlad Singh Patel and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani also attended the celebrations on the occasion.
(With inputs from agencies)





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