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Prakash Javadekar to inaugurate an exhibition of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsavto at seven places including Bhubaneswar

Newdelhi:12/3/21:The Prime Minister has said that the festival of 75 years of independence would be a festival, in which the spirit of freedom struggle, tribute to the martyrs and their pledge to create India would be experienced. Addressing the National Committee to commemorate Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, PM Modi has said that this festival should embody the glimpse of the glory of Sanatan Bharat and also the glow of modern India, that this festival should reflect the light of the spirituality of the sages and also the talent and strength of our scientists. He underlined that the event will also showcase our achievements of these 75 years to the world and also give a framework for resolution to us for the next 25 years.

The Prime Minister also informed that 5 pillars have been decided for the celebration of the 75 years are:

  1. Freedom Struggle
  2. Ideas at 75
  3. Achievements at 75
  4. Actions at 75 and
  5. Resolve at 75

Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav would commence 75 weeks prior to Independence Day 2022 and would continue till Independence Day 2023. The event would be kicked off with a 25-day celebration, beginning 12th March 2021 (anniversary of the launch of Dandi March) with the launch of opening ceremony by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Gujarat and concluding on 5th April 2021 (conclusion of Dandi March).

In pursuance of this vision of the Prime Minister and to contribute to the festive fervor, the Ministry of I&B has drawn up elaborate plans for coverage of the events from across the country.

  1. Doordarshan News and News Services Division will provide live coverage of the inaugural events in Gujarat. Subsequently, Regional News Units will provide coverage to the events organized at State-level across the country. Primetime discussions and special programmes will be carried by both the organizations on the Amrut Mahotsav and a national round-up will be prepared after the launch events.

Bureau of Outreach Communication in partnership with State/UT governments will organize exhibitions across the country on the theme of 75 years of Independence. The main event will be inaugurated at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad by PM Shri Narendra Modi. Subsequently, a total of thirty seven State-level exhibitions will be inaugurated by eminent personalities after 12 noon. The exhibitions will feature major landmarks of India’s struggle for independence, viz, Non-Cooperation Movement, Civil Disobedience, Quit India Movement, etc. with a focus on Dandi March, Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel, and other leaders of the movement who made sacrifices for our country.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate exhibitions at six of these thirty seven places virtually on 13th March 2021, viz.

  1. Samba District, Jammu, and Kashmir
  2. Bangalore, Karnataka
  3. Pune, Maharashtra
  4. Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  5. Moirang District, Bishnupur, Manipur
  6. Patna, Bihar

Shri Prakash Javadekar will also inaugurate an exhibition at National Media Center in New Delhi on 13th March 2021.

Speaking on the events, the Minister has said that all States have displayed much interest in the events. He has added that the events starting 12th March on the anniversary of Dandi March and continuing for almost two and a half years, will create an atmosphere of celebration in the country.

  1. Publications Division will publish books on unsung heroes of the freedom movement, women freedom fighters, battles and freedom fighters from north east India, the Indian National Army train in the Red Fort, the role of the press in the freedom movement et al. The publications will be brought out over a period of two years.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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