Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the curtain-raising activities of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’, exactly 75 weeks before 15 August 2022. The Mahotsav is a commemoration of 75 years of India’s Independence and will be celebrated till 15 August 2023.
In the light of the event Modi reiterated the message of ‘Aatmanirbharta’ and ‘Vocal for Local’.
“Buy any local product and post a picture on social media using #VocalForLocal. A Charkha will be installed near Magan Niwas at Sabarmati Ashram. It will rotate full circle with each tweet related to Aatmanirbharta. This shall also become a catalyst for a people’s movement”, Modi stated.
Taking part in a cultural programme near Abhay Ghat Ahmedabad, Modi today flagged off the ‘Padyatra’ fashioned after Gandhi’s Dandi March. It is to be noted that 12 March this year marks 91 years of Gandhi’s Dandi March.
“Today’s Amrit Mahotsav programme begins from Sabarmati Ashram, from where the Dandi march began. The March had a key role in furthering a spirit of pride and Aatmanirbharta among India’s people. Going Vocal for Local is a wonderful tribute to Bapu and our great freedom fighters”, tweeted Modi.
The ‘Padyatra’ will cover 241 miles spanning over 25 days, ending on April 5. The March will begin from Sabarmati Ashram and end in Dandi in Navsari with 81 marchers participating in it.