Prime Minister to launch celebrations of 75 yrs of Independence from Gujarat March 12

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar |
March 6, 2021 1:16:34 am

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 anticipated to take an replace the Central authorities commissioned Rs 1200 crore Sabarmati Ashram redevelopment undertaking.

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 historic Salt March which can even 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 marchers. The marchers will take the same route which was taken by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930. Some prominent personalities are also going to participate in the march, but the list of those personalities will be finalised in some days.” On March 12, Modi is anticipated to preside over an occasion held on the bottom near Abhay Ghat which is 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 database 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 Ministry of Culture launched by Press Information Bureau acknowledged, the Central Government has constituted a National Committee below the chairmanship of Prime Minister with 259 members.

“The National Committee includes dignitaries and eminent citizens from all walks of life. The Committee 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…The celebrations are proposed to be launched 75 weeks prior to 15th August 2022 i.e. on 12 March, 2021, which is the 91st anniversary of the historic Salt Satyagraha led by Mahatma Gandhi. In order to discuss modalities relating to preparatory activities under the commemoration beginning from 12th March 2021, with the members of High Level Committee, it has been decided to convene the first meeting of the Committee on 8th March 2021,” the assertion added.

“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 exact details of the March 12 programme are being fixed by the Central Government and will be final shortly. An official announcement will be done then,” a prime authorities official mentioned.

The March 12 programme is more likely to be a big-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.

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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.

The Ashram premises will finally have solely three homeowners as per the plan — the Gujarat authorities, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the SAPMT — as a substitute of the six trusts which might be at the moment aligned with it.

On Saturday Modi will be part of the convention with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Kevadia on Friday on a two day go to to attend the Conference, touchdown at Vadodara airport on Friday afternoon and taking a chopper to Kevadia.

The district administration of Narmada district has created 4 further helipads to assist travel of the highest dignitaries of the defence forces. The Chiefs of the forces in addition to the dignitaries had arrived in Kevadia on Thursday night, a day in advance and are put up on the tent metropolis. Singh can even be staying over at evening in one of many luxurious suites within the tent metropolis.

On Friday, following his arrival in Kevadia, Singh first visited the Statue of Unity together with Chief of the Army Staff General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Kadambir Singh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and IAF Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. Singh tweeted about his expertise of visiting the SoU and added that the convention will see discussions and evaluation of “India’s security situation and defence preparedness”.

A defence official informed this newspaper that the convention is more likely to focus on intimately the mixed future operations and technique of India’s defence forces within the context of the battle with China, which has been on for shut to 10 months. “The conference is attended by close to 60 top officials of the three forces. Compared to the previous years, this year the conference is more interactive. It couldn’t be held last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Kevadia has become a restricted zone in view of the convention. The district police has additionally issued prohibitory orders for flying drones over the realm throughout the ongoing convention.