PM to launch occasions on March 12, could flag off ‘Dandi March’


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is anticipated to launch the celebrations of the 75 years of Independence — Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav — on March 12 by flagging off a ‘Dandi March’ from the Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati, prime sources within the Gujarat authorities informed The Indian Express.

Modi can be visiting Gujarat on Saturday to handle the valedictory operate of the Combined Commanders’ Conference that started Friday on the Tent metropolis near the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, when he’s additionally prone to evaluate the Central authorities commissioned Rs 1,200-crore Sabarmati Ashram redevelopment undertaking. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval may also be current on the convention.

Modi is scheduled to arrive in Ahmedabad on March 12 to flag off 21-day march from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi in Navsari district to mark the anniversary of the historic Salt Satyagraha, which may also mark the launch of the celebrations of 75th yr of Independence.

Another authorities official related with the matter mentioned, “The PM is expected on March 12 at the function near Sabarmati Ashram. The Dandi March is going to be flagged off from the Ashram with 81 participants who will take the same route which was taken by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930. Some prominent personalities will also participate in the march, the list of which will be finalised in some days.”

On March 12, Modi is anticipated to preside over an occasion held near Abhay Ghat — the samadhi of former prime minister Morarji Desai, subsequent to the Sabarmati Ashram, sources informed this paper. The organisers, primarily the ministry of tradition, has sought info of all the unique marchers and the present co-ordinates of their households to assist plan the march, mentioned sources.

For the celebration of 75th yr of independence, an announcement from the Ministry of Culture launched by Press Information Bureau said, the Central Government has constituted a National Committee underneath the chairmanship of Prime Minister with 259 members.

The National Committee which incorporates dignitaries and eminent residents from all walks of life, “will provide policy direction and guidelines for formulation of programs for the commemoration of 75th anniversary of Indian Independence, at the national and international levels”.

As per the discharge, March 12, commemorating the 91st anniversarty of the historic Salt Satyagraha was chosen as it’s “75 weeks prior to 15th August 2022” , the 75th independence day.

“PM Modi is scheduled to arrive on March 12 to attend a programme at Sabarmati Ashram where he will also flag off Dandi March. The details of the programme will be finalised shortly. An official announcement will be done then,” a prime authorities official mentioned.

The programme is prone to be a large-scale occasion particularly when the central and Gujarat authorities are planning to consolidate round 63 buildings associated to Mahatma Gandhi across the Sabarmati Ashram and turning them right into a “world class memorial”, work for which has begun.

The redevelopment of the Gandhi Ashram, generally often called the Sabarmati Ashram, a brainchild of the Prime Minister, plans to consolidate 55 acres of land in and across the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust (SAPMT) , which homes the Hriday Kunj, previously residence of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba.

The Ashram premises will ultimately have solely three homeowners as per the plan — the Gujarat authorities, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the SAPMT — as an alternative of the six trusts which might be presently aligned with it.