J&K to organise special events on Mar 12 to hail freedom fighters and martyrs

at 8:25 pm
LG Sinha
(Source: Twitter @OfficeOfLGJandK)

Jammu (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today said that mega curtain-raiser events will be organised for freedom fighters and martyrs in the Union Territory on March 12 to observe “Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav”, for celebrating the 75 years of Independence.

LG Sinha chaired a preparatory meeting of “Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav”- [email protected] for celebrating 75 years of Independence of India at the Civil Secretariat here today, according to an official release.

During the meeting, he called upon for grand celebrations with great enthusiasm and high zeal across Jammu and Kashmir.

In this regard, LG Sinha directed the administrative secretaries to organize various commemoration activities to mark the beginning of ‘Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’.

“Birth places of freedom fighters and martyrs namely Brigadier Rajinder Singh (Village Bagoona, Samba), Maqbool Sherwani (Baramulla Town) were selected for mega curtain-raiser events on March 12,” he added.

LG Sinha issued instructions for holding cultural exhibitions and programs, khadi exhibitions, shikara rallies in Dal Lake, seminars, cyclothon/cycle rallies, yoga camps, bike rallies and variety of activities over 75 weeks prior to Independence Day 2022, to observe the 75th year of Independence.

He also called for identifying Aadarsh panchayats and Aadarsh Blocks, 75 each, on set parameters.

“Involve elected public representatives, youth, school students, social and cultural organizations, NGOs, Civil society and all the sections of the society for ensuring maximum public participation in this National festival of the grand celebrations of 75 years of Independence,” Sinha asked the officers.

He further layed special emphasis on making large-scale publicity of the mega celebrations and asked the concerned officers to make optimum use of various online and offline media platforms so that the festival of 75 years of Independence reaches each and every citizen of the UT.

Apart from that, all departments were directed to submit their respective action plan with detailed Calendar of commemoration activities for 75 weeks, covering all districts, with specific location of events to be prepared by the respective departments for the grand celebration of the festival, the release said.

Pertinently, the national level celebrations will be launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12 that marks the anniversary of Dandi March.

The grand celebrations are also being held across the country on themes like Vishva Guru Bharat, India’s rich Culture & Heritage, Unity in diversity, Progress of India – post Independence, India 2.0: Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, We, the people of India and Independence 2.0.

Advisor to the Lt Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam,
Administrative Secretaries, Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor, Divisional Commissioners, HoDs, other senior officers attended the meeting, in person and through virtual mode.

-RJV