Begining of the Celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
On 12 March 2021 our nation stepped into the 75th year of its journey when it commenced 75 weeks of historic celebrations to mark the 75th year of Independence. Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi flagged off a ‘Padyatra’ from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad and inaugurated curtain raiser activities of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The celebrations will inspire future generations to collectively achieve the desire of a Golden India cherished by our martyrs and brave freedom fighters. The word Azadi, is from Persian, and means freedom or liberty. Amrit is a Sanskrit word that means immortality and is referred to in texts as nectar. The Prime Minister asserted that Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav means elixir of energy of independence. It means elixir of inspirations of the warriors of freedom struggle; elixir of new ideas and pledges and nectar of Aatmnirbharta. Mahotsav is a colloquial word for festival and literally translates as Maha Utsav or a big festival.The Mahotsav is being celebrated as a Jan-Utsav in the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari throughout the length and breadth of the country.The celebrations are to culminate on 15th Aug 2023.