Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Dandi March reignited the flame of Independence while Amrit Kaal is turning out to be the resolution of the 75-year-old journey of India’s development journey. That is how PM Modi described the event at Kartavya Path in the National Capital on October 31, marking the culmination of Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign’s Amrit Kalash Yatra.
The event marked the closing ceremony of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of Amrit Vatika and Amrit Mahotsav Memorial developed from soil collected from every part of country and launched ‘Mera Yuva (MY) Bharat’ – a platform for the youth of the country.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister remarked that Kartavya Path is witnessing the Mahayagya on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary.
He also recalled the initiation of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on March 12, 2021, which was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi Yatra.
Drawing an analogy to the Dandi March, which saw the participation of every Indian, the PM drew attention to the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav creating a new record of people’s participation.
He presented Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Awards to the top three performing States or Union Territories as well as Ministries or Departments.
Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, and Haryana and Rajasthan (joint third position) earned the honours in that order. The top three ministries who bagged the top awards were External Affairs, Defence, while the third spot was shared by Railways and Education.