Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur attended the closing ceremony of Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign at Kartavya Path today. The Union Minister also participated in the soil pouring ceremony with 143 delegates from Himachal Pradesh.

On the occasion, Anurag Singh Thakur said that in last two years, country celebrated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and crores of people participated in the lakhs of programmes organized under it. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for people’s participation in “Meri Maati Mera Desh” programme and Amrit Kalash Yatras were organized in the six lakh villages of India and soil was collected from different corners of the country.

Anurag Singh Thakur Attends Meri Maati Mera Desh Closing Ceremony
Anurag Singh Thakur Attends Meri Maati Mera Desh Closing Ceremony

He said Himachal is the land of the brave and of sacrifices. Villages here are filled with stories of our heroes. He further said that the sea of people that has assembled today at Kartavya Path is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by saluting the soil and martyrs. He also said that the youth of the country is strengthening the vison of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.

Anurag Singh Thakur Attends Meri Maati Mera Desh Closing Ceremony
Anurag Singh Thakur Attends Meri Maati Mera Desh Closing Ceremony

The day long programme celebrating the country-wide Amrit Kalash Yatra saw widespread participation from every corner of the country with unmatched enthusiasm. The programme included band performances by our brave soldiers of BSF, CISF and CRPF.

About Meri Maati Mera Desh

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 building of Shilaphalakam (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.

About Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat)

Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) is being established as an autonomous body to serve as a one stop whole-of-government platform for youth of the country. In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to provide equitable opportunities to every youth of the country, MY Bharat will leverage technology to provide an enabling mechanism across the entire spectrum of the Government so that they can realise their aspirations and contribute in building of ‘Viksit Bharat’. The aim of MY Bharat is to inspire youth to become community change agents and nation builders, and enable them to act as the ‘Yuva Setu’ between the Government and the citizens. In this sense, ‘MY Bharat’ will provide a major boost to ‘Youth Led development’ in the country.

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