(GIST OF YOJANA) Meri Maati Mera Desh

(GIST OF YOJANA) Meri Maati Mera Desh


Meri Maati Mera Desh

  • The Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign is a tribute to the veers and veeranganas who have made the supreme sacrifice for the country. in the spirit of Jan Bhagidari, the campaign comprises many activities and ceremonies conducted across the country at Panchayat/village, Block, urban Local Body, state and national levels.
  • The activities included the building of shilaphalakam (a memorial) to express heartfelt gratitude to all the bravehearts who have made the supreme sacrifice; ‘Panch Pran’ pledge taking by the people at shilaphalakam; planting of saplings of indigenous species and developing ‘Amrit vatika’ (vasudha vandhan), and felicitation ceremonies for honouring the freedom fighters and the families of deceased freedom fighters (veeron ka vandan), among others.
  • The campaign became a massive success, with over 2.3 lakh shilaphalakams built in 36 states/uts; nearly 4 crore Panch Pran pledge selfies uploaded; 2 lakh plus ‘veeron ka vandan’ programmes nationwide; more than 2.36 crore indigenous saplings have been planted; and 2.63 lakh Amrit vatikas created under the vasudha vandan theme across the country.
  • The ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign also includes the Amrit Kalash Yatra, which comprises a collection of mitti (soil) and rice grains from over 6 lakh villages in rural areas and from wards in urban areas, which is sent to block level (where mitti of all villages in the block is mixed) and then to the state capital.
  • The mitti from the state level is sent to the national capital, accompanied by thousands of Amrit Kalash Yatris. The Amrit Kalash Yatra witnessed all the states and uts represented by their respective blocks and urban Local bodies putting mitti from their Kalash in one giant Amrit Kalash in the spirit of ‘ek Bharat shreshtha Bharat’. The Amrit vatika and Amrit Mahotsav Memorial, whose foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister, will be built from the soil collected from every part of the country.



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