PM: As country enters 75th year, need a ‘Bharat Jodo Andolan’

Source: Indian Express

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The Prime Minister has asked people to lead a ‘Bharat jodo andolan’ (unite India movement) as part of Amrit Mahotsav.

About Amrit Mahotsav:
  • Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is a series of events to be organised by the Government of India to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence.
  • The Mahotsav will be celebrated as a Jan-Utsav in the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari.
  • The five pillars of the movement are i.e. Freedom Struggle, Ideas at 75, Achievements at 75, Actions at 75 and Resolves at 75.
  • As part of the movement, many events have been organised.The Ministry of Culture has started an initiative to have a maximum number of Indians sing the national anthem together. For this, a website has also been created —

Note: Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated across India on July 26 every year to honour the fallen soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who fought valiantly to recapture the heights of Kargil from the Pakistani infiltrators in 1999.

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