AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Government Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     28th October 2023        

Context: Prime Minister of India will address the finale event of Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign at Vijay Chowk/Kartavya Path on 31st October 2023.

  • It will also mark the wrap of the two years long campaign of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav which began on 12th March 2021 to celebrate the 75 years of India’s independence.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

  • About: The Government of India launched Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav as an initiative to commemorate 75 years of India's independence and its remarkable history.
  • 75-Week Countdown: The celebration commenced on March 12, 2021, with a 75-week countdown to the 75th anniversary of India's independence, set to culminate on August 15, 2023.
  • Themes: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is organized around five thematic pillars:

oIdeas@75: Focusing on ideas and ideals that have shaped India's past and will influence its future.

oYouth@75: Celebrating the role of India's youth in shaping the nation, with initiatives such as the National Youth Parliament Festival and the National Service Scheme.

oCulture@75: Embracing India's rich cultural heritage and diversity, with events like the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav and the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat program.

oActions@75: Showcasing India's achievements in various fields and encouraging citizens to contribute to a better India. This theme includes the National Digital Health Mission and the Swachh Bharat Mission.

oAmrit Mahotsav: Dedicated to the people of India, acknowledging their contributions and potential in realizing the Prime Minister of India vision of an empowered India.

Meri Maati, Mera Desh

  • About: The 'Meri Mati Mera Desh' campaign is an initiative launched to honor the brave hearts who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. 

oIt involves installing special inscriptions in panchayats across the nation in memory of these heroes.

  • The 'Amrit Kalash Yatra': It is a part of the 'Meri Mati Mera Desh' campaign. During this yatra, 7,500 pots carrying soil from different parts of the country will be brought to the national capital along with saplings. 
  • These pots will be used to create an 'Amrit Vatika' near the National War Memorial, symbolizing 'Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat.'