Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will participate in the programme marking the culmination of Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign’s Amrit Kalash Yatra at Kartavya Path on 31st October 2023 at around 5 PM. The programme will also mark the closing ceremony of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Prime Minister will inaugurate the Amrit Vatika and Amrit Mahotsav Memorial during the programme. He will address thousands of Amrit Kalash Yatris joining the programme from across the country During the programme, Prime Minister will also launch ‘Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) platform for youth of the country.
Kartavya Path resonates with spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat
The finale event of Meri Mati Mera Desh saw vibrant participation from all 36 States and Union Territories of the nation, embodying the true spirit of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat. Over 25,000 Amrit Kalash Yatris from 7000 blocks of 766 districts of the country marched on Kartavya Path/Vijay Chowk with songs of patriotism and beautifully choreographed cultural dance presentations. Representatives from every State and Union territory poured soil and rice from their State/UT Amrit Kalash into one giant Amrit Kalash embodying the unity in plurality of our great nation.
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Thakur also joined in the celebration and poured soil in the Amrit Kalash. On the occasion, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur said that in last two years, country celebrated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and crores of people participated in the lakhs of programmes organized under it. He said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi called for people’s participation in “Meri Maati Mera Desh” programme and Amrit Kalash Yatras were organized in the six lakh villages of India and soil was collected from different corners of the country. He further said that the sea of people that has assembled today at Kartavya Path is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by saluting the soil and martyrs. He also said that the youth of the country is strengthening the vison of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat..
The day long programme celebrating the country-wide Amrit Kalash Yatra saw widespread participation from every corner of the country with unmatched enthusiasm. The programme included band performances by our brave soldiers of BSF, CISF and CRPF.
Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign is a tribute to the Veers and Veeranganas who have made the supreme sacrifice for the country. In the spirit of Jan Bhagidari, the campaign comprises many activities and ceremonies conducted across the country at Panchayat/Village, Block, Urban Local Body, State and National levels.
Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign was envisaged as a culminating event of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav began on 12th March 2021 to celebrate the 75 years of India’s independence. It has since witnessed more than two lakh programmes organised throughout the country with enthusiastic public participation.
About MY Bharat
Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) is being established as an autonomous body to serve as a one stop whole-of-government platform for youth of the country. In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to provide equitable opportunities to every youth of the country, MY Bharat will leverage technology to provide an enabling mechanism across the entire spectrum of the Government so that they can realise their aspirations and contribute in building of ‘Viksit Bharat’. The aim of MY Bharat is to inspire youth to become community change agents and nation builders, and enable them to act as the ‘Yuva Setu’ between the Government and the citizens. In this sense, ‘MY Bharat’ will provide a major boost to ‘Youth Led development’ in the country.