During the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ ceremony on Friday, Union Minister Anurag Thakur claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had provided a fresh perspective on how to honour the forgotten independence heroes through this programme.
Anurag Thakur stated that “PM Narendra Modi has given a new vision to remember the forgotten freedom fighters through this programme.”
He made a point of saying that these liberation fighters had made a “balidaan” (sacrifice) for the nation and that it was now everyone’s duty to make a “yogdaan” (contribution) to help create a developed India.
“It is a feeling to associate ‘Mitti’ with the nation’s youth and people and to recall the Bravehearts…The nation would reach new heights as a result of the Amrit Kaal to Amrit Kalash Yatra, he continued.
PM Modi announced the campaign to honour the “achievements of the nation and its brave hearts.”
The ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign will be started in memory of our braveheart men and women who have died in battle, Prime Minister Modi announced in his speech at Mann ki Baat on August 2.
“Under this, several events will be held across the nation in honour of our invincible martyrs. Additionally, thousands of local panchayats around the nation will have commemorative inscriptions placed in their honour. ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ will also be planned nationwide as part of this campaign.
In addition, he added, “This ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ transporting soil in 7,500 urns from every corner of the nation will reach Delhi, the nation’s capital. Also travelling on this tour will be young trees from various regions of the nation. By fusing the dirt and saplings that would arrive in 7,500 urns, “Amrit Vatika” will be constructed close to the National War Memorial. ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ will also adopt this ‘Amrit Vatika’ as a great symbol.