Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsavआजादी का अमृत महोत्सव‘ is launched on March 12th, 2021, and will continue till August 15, 2023. The Mahotsav will commemorate 91 years of the Dandi March and mark 75 years of the nation’s Independence.

A 25-day long march was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi to pay tribute to the Mahatma Gandhi-led Dandi March. The March had a key role in furthering a spirit of pride and Aatmanirbharta among India’s people. Going #VocalForLocal is a wonderful tribute to Bapu and our great freedom fighters.

Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav or India@75 will hold a series of events to mark the 75 years of the nation’s Independence. The Day March 12th was chosen as it is exactly 75 weeks prior to August 15, 2022. Various programs are lined up that focus on social, cultural, scientific, and technological aspects of the country.

The Prime Minister said “Salt was never valued on the basis of mere cost,” “For Indians, salt represents honesty, trust, loyalty, labor, equality, and self-reliance. Amrit Mahotsav means elixir of the energy of independence. It means elixir of inspirations of the warriors of freedom struggle, the elixir of new ideas and pledges and nectar of Atma nirbharta (self-reliance).

The Salt March started in Ahmedabad on March 12, 1930, and was led by Mahatma Gandhi as a non-violent protest against the British monopoly on salt. Gandhi and his 78 followers walked for 24 days until they reached the coastal town of Dandi on the Arabian Sea, 390 km away. He addressed large crowds all along the way, with millions of people joining the struggle for freedom.

It was on August 15, 1947, that India became an independent country. India completed one year of Independence on August 15, 1948. This year in 2021 India will be celebrating its Independence Day 74th time. Many people believe that this year is the 75th Independence Day, but there is a difference between “Independence Day” and “year of Independence“. India will complete 75 years as Independence Nation on 15th August 2022.

British Empire ruled India in 1757 and the Indian independence movement was led by Mahatma Gandhi. After the years-long struggle for Independence, the British government decided to transfer power to India. On August 15, 1947, at midnight, India gained independence from British rule with the formation of two nations India and Pakistan. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru reinforces India’s liberation with his iconic “Tryst with Destiny” speech.

The Government of India will celebrate the 75th year of India’s independence in a grand manner at the national and international levels. Various events held will be around India’s freedom struggle, ideas, achievements, actions, and resolve at 75. The event was launched at various major centers of India’s fight for independence – from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat to Cellular Jail in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jalianwala Bagh in Punjab to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.

The government of India has initiated many activities around India@75

  • Logo Design Contest to Celebrate 75th year of India’s Independence

  • Nurturing and Mentoring Young Authors

  • Online Creative Writing Competition on the theme “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”

  • Design Competition for Iconic Structure in Nav Bharat Udyan

  • Share your Ideas & Suggestions on Azadi Ka अमृत महोत्सव

  • Design a Logo for Celebrating Azadi Ka अमृत महोत्सव

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You can find more information at the Government of India website

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.