PM launches ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, flags off Dandi march

Ahmedabad, Mar 12 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’, the government’s initiative to mark 75 years of India’s Independence.
Modi said the 75th anniversary celebrations will continue till August 15, 2023, adding “conscious efforts” have been made in the last six years to preserve the history of unsung heroes of the country.
The prime minister flagged off a padyatra (foot march) from Sabarmati Ashram to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi march. The padyatra is being undertaken by 81 marchers from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to Dandi in Navsari, a journey of 386 km. The march will end after 25 days, on April 5.
Led by Mahatma Gandhi, 78 people had started the Dandi Yatra on March 12, 1930 from Sabarmati Ashram by announcing the ‘Salt Satyagraha’, a non-violent protest against the oppressive British taxes on salt, which played a vital role in the Independence movement.
“We are proud of our Constitution and democratic traditions. India is the mother of democracy and we are marching ahead by strengthening it. India’s achievements are not just our own. Our achievements are showing light to the entire world,” Modi said after launching the celebrations.
India’s ‘Atmanirbhar’ approach of development will give momentum to the development journey of the world, he said.
“Five pillars – Freedom Struggle, Ideas at 75, Achievements at 75, Actions at 75 and Resolves at 75 – are the guiding force for moving forward,” he said.

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