‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’: PM Modi flags off padyatra from Sabarmati Ashram

The curtain raiser activities are beginning from March 12, 75 weeks prior to August 15, 2022.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. He flagged off the Dandi March from the Ashram today, as part of Amrit Mahotsav programme to mark the 75 years of India’s independence.

Announcing the beginning of the ‘Amrit Mahotsav’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that ‘Vocal For Local’ is a wonderful tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and other great freedom fighters.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off padyatra (foot march) from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat to re-enact Mahatma Gandhi’s 386 km-long Dandi Yatra in 1930 

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”During #AmritMahotsav the country will not only remember every important moment of its freedom movement, but will also move ahead with new energy to build the future”


“Today’s #AmritMahotsav programme begins from Sabarmati Ashram, from where the Dandi March began. The March had a key role in furthering a spirit of pride and Aatmanirbharta among India’s people. Going #VocalForLocal is a wonderful tribute to Bapu and our great freedom fighters,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.

He added, “Buy any local product and post a picture on social media using #VocalForLocal. A Charkha will be installed near Magan Niwas at Sabarmati Ashram. It will rotate full circle with each Tweet related to Aatmanirbharta. This shall also become a catalyst for a people’s movement.”


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