Jammu (NVI): In a countdown to the 75th year of India’s Independence, the Central Government will be celebrating ‘Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ this month from March 12 to April 5.
The celebration of 75 years of Independence will begin from 75 weeks before August 15, 2022 and continue till August 15, 2023.
“The idea behind the event is to showcase accomplishments since 1947 so as to instill a sense of pride and to create a vision for ‘[email protected]’,” according to an official statement.
The celebrations will be launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12, that marks the anniversary of Dandi March. There shall be a curtain-raiser event in different locations over the country on the same day.
The commemorations will also include 75 events for 75 weeks with one prominent event every week. The events will be planned at 75 places or monuments of historical significance spread across the States and Union territories, the statement said.
In this regard, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla today chaired a high-level meeting with the Chief Secretaries of States and Union Territories.
Bhalla asked the States and UTs to plan various commemoration activities for the event and underlined that every State and UT will launch a people-intensive citizen campaign with an emphasis on India’s glorious history and culture, technological development and digital intervention.
He also asked them to intimate the programmes planned for March 12 and to draw a timeline for the weekly prominent and other small scale events for 75 weeks.
During the meeting, it was also emphasized that commemorations like anniversaries of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Aurobindo, Subash Chander Bose and events around inspiring leaders of freedom struggle may be taken up, besides local freedom fighters and unsung heroes may also be celebrated.
Moreover, it was given out that the activities that range from cycle rallies, exhibitions, digital shows, yoga camps, local innovation challenge competitions, virtual events, social media campaigns etc. will ensure involvement of women SHGs, local industry, trade bodies, PRIs, civil society organizations and students.
The entire event will include various activities which will be given wider publicity through social, electronic, and print media.
Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam along with Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra, Secretary Culture, Sarmad Hafeez and Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages, Krittika Jyotsna also participated in the meeting.