Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ event today, marking the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, by leading a 241-mile march from Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi in Gujarat’s Navsari district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a padyatra (foot march) from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on Friday, reenacting Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Dandi march. It will also flag off the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav,’ a government project to commemorate India’s 75th anniversary of independence. The Padyatra’s first 75Kms lap will led by the Culture Minister Prahalad Singh Patel.
In a tweet, PM Modi had talked about how March 12 is a special day in India’s glorious history, as on that day in 1930 the iconic Dandi march led by Mahatma Gandhi began. It will be celebrated as a Jan-Utsav in the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari.
For the 75th year of Independence Day celebrations, the Prime Minister will also introduce a range of cultural and digital initiatives. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering at Sabarmati Ashram.
A National Implementation Committee, chaired by the Home Minister, has been established to develop policies and plans for the Commemoration’s various events.
Today, state and union territory governments are putting together programmes all over the country. Aside from these events, the Archaeological Survey of India and Zonal Cultural Centres under the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth Affairs, and TRIFED have scheduled a variety of activities to commemorate the occasion. Today, the Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Guwahati Telangana and other states of India celebrating and organizing Exhibitions, cycle and bike rallies, pad-yatras, tree plantations, craft bazaars, cultural activities, photo exhibition on freedom fighters, patriotic programmes and other event for 75th year of Independence Day celebrations and Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav.
Multiple activities will take place throughout the year to highlight the city’s role in the freedom struggle and its progress over the last 75 years, including a vision of Delhi in 2047, when India will celebrate its 100th year of independence. The Delhi government has invited the public to join in the festivities and unite in the spirit of India’s capital city. The entry to the event will be limited to maintain COVID norms and guidelines.