(GIST OF YOJANA) Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav-August-2023

(GIST OF YOJANA) Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav


Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav


Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (AKAM) is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, which has been launched to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence. AKAM is one of the largest celebratory initiatives anywhere in the world and has seen enthusiastic and a wide range of participation that has served as a unifying force to become a ‘whole of society’ initiative.

Five pillars of AKAM

the journey of AKAM began with five pillars–

  1. Freedom Struggle, 

  2. Ideas@75, 

  3. Actions@75,

  4. Resolve@75, and 

  5. Achievements@75, 

Under which the events were conducted. each pillar encompassed the story of India and narrated the nation’s evolution. Freedom struggle commemorates milestones in our history and our unsung heroes, ideas@75 celebrates ideas and ideals that shaped our nation, Actions@75 highlights the strides that have been made towards actualising commitments for a new India, resolve@75 reinforces our commitments towards achieving specific goals and targets, and Achievements@75 showcases India’s progress and evolution in various sectors.
Initiatives and campaigns

  • Special initiatives taken under AKAM include – Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar, which entails the cultural mapping of 6.5 lakh villages in India, including the profiling of the geographic, demographic, and creative characteristics of each village. The ‘unsung Heroes’ initiative recalled and remembered lesser-known, unknown, and forgotten heroes of our freedom struggle, resulting in 8858 stories published on the AKAM website. The ‘digital district repository (ddr)’ endeavoured to discover and document stories of people, events, and places linked to the freedom struggle of India at the micro level of the district, creating 11,935 stories being published on the AKAM website. 

  • All this culminated in the Har Ghar Tiranga initiative, perhaps the largest campaign under AKAM, which encouraged people to bring the tiranga home and hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence. The campaign reached over 23 crore households, where people physically hoisted the national Flag in their homes, and over 6 crore people pinned the flag online.

Overview of events organized under AKAM

  • The events organised under AKAM witness jan bhagidaari at staggering levels. The ‘unity in creativity’ initiative was launched to showcase the distinctive talent from the streets of India on a global platform, under which a total of 5,16,885 entries were received by the Ministry of culture. The winners of the competitions were felicitated at the grand Finale event. The Kalanjali events that are organised every weekend at Kartavya Path invite thousands of visitors to relish cultural programmes at the amphitheatres of India gate. The events highlight the socio-cultural nuances of Indian heritage. 

  • Vitasta highlighted the influence of Kashmiri culture on the nation. Three editions of vitasta have been successfully conducted in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Jammu and Kashmir, which has drawn parallels between Kashmir and the respective locations.

  • Another event under AKAM – dhara, an ode to the Indian Knowledge system, has underlined India’s ancient scientific knowledge in the fields of medicine, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, etc.

  • The other major events organised under AKAM include Janjatiya Khel Mahotsav, Madhavpur ghed Festival, swadeshi scientists series, Frontiers of India, Amrit samagam, spiritual Leaders conference, rashtriya sanskriti Mahotsav, Kalinga utsav, Kashi tamil sangamam, and many more. Through these events, the feeling of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat has been mustered in the hearts of the people and they came together to celebrate this Mahotsav.

  • The various commemorations during our 75th year of independence reinforces our commitment
    to honouring those who laid the foundations for this great nation over the last millennia. Veer Bal Diwas was celebrated to honour the martyrdom of Baba Fateh singh and Zorawar singh, the sahibzade of guru gobind singh Ji. 

  • The 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was celebrated through a series of events organized across India and culminated with the installation of a bronze statue at Kartavya Path. similarly, the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo ghosh, the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Alluri Sitarama raju, the 350th birth anniversary of raja ram Mohun roy and the 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi dayanand Saraswati were celebrated vibrantly across the country. These events were attended by the Prime Minister, various other dignitaries, and general public.

Campaigns 2.0

  • In this second phase of AKAM, nine new themes have been identified which are inspired by the Panch Pran articulated by the Prime Minister during his independence Day address on completing our 75th independence Day. These themes include Women and children, tribal empowerment, Water, Lifestyle for environment (LiFe), Health and Wellness, inclusive Development, Atmanirbhar Bharat, cultural Pride, and unity. These campaigns are being organised with the support and involvement of all stakeholders, such as the Ministries, Departments, states, uts, ngos as well as private organisations, and will form the bedrock of future campaigns and will chart India’s glorious journey in the Kartavya Kaal.



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