As the people of India are gearing up for the grand celebrations of 75 Years of Independence, the Government of India started the initiative of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on 12th March 2021. The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is not just the celebration of the 75th Independence Day of India. It is a celebration to commemorate the people of India who have been instrumental in the glorious journey of Independent India.
On 15th August 2022, India celebrated Independence Day with great fervour and jubilance while embracing the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign by bringing the Tiranga into their homes. People hoisted the Indian National Flag in their homes which in turn deepened the bonding between people and the National Flag.
Why is Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrated?
The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is celebrating the spirit and potential of the people of India who have been a constant source of contribution to the success and growth of the country. It is also celebrating the people who will be instrumental in releasing the vision of India 2.0 propelled by the idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat. It is Prime Minister Narender Modi’s vision to make India self-reliant India through focusing on the initiatives like ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and many more.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Date?
The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav began on 12th March 2021 as it marked the beginning of the 75-week-long celebration of the 75th Independence Day of India. The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will be concluded post 15th August 2022. During these 75 weeks, various themes and events have been introduced. Many competitions were announced and will be announced until the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is successfully concluded on 15th August 2023 (as per the official website).
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Theme
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav & Freedom Struggle
This theme of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is revolving around the lives and stories of the unsung heroes of the freedom struggle of India whose sacrifices made freedom a reality. Some of the events and programmes included Shaheed Diwas, Birsa Munda Jayanti, and the Declaration of Provisional Government Free India by Netaji.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Poster & Ideas@75
The programs and events for this theme were inspired by the ideas and ideals of the people of India that have shaped India. These Ideas are set to guide India through the Amrit Kaal of 25 years between India@75 and India@100.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav & Resolve@75
The theme focuses on strengthening the idea of commitment in a collective manner. The commitment toward specific goals and targets will shape the future and destiny of India. During the Amrit Kaal, the contribution and actions of the people of India as an individual, groups, civil society, institutions of governance and so on will lead India to new heights.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Poster & Actions@75
Under this theme, all the initiatives have been included that have been taken to strengthen India’s position in the new emerging world post-pandemic. The policies and fulfilled commitments have been highlighted that have helped withstand the blow of the pandemic that brought the world to a standstill. It includes all the initiatives, schemes, policies, and action plans taken by the government along with the civil society, individuals, businesses, NGOs and others that collectively helped to engineer a better tomorrow.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav & Achievements@75
This theme highlighted the milestones achieved in various sectors that contributed to the growth of India through the passage of time. This theme of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav reflects upon the collective achievements, accolades, and accomplishments through the 75 years of Independence with a heritage of 5000+ years of ancient history. Some of the major events under this theme were Swarnim Vijay Varsh dedicated to the victory of 1971, the launch of Shreshtha Yojana during Mahaparinirvan Diwas etc.
Activities around India@75 Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Here is the list of Activities that have been conducted through these 75 weeks of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Nurturing and Mentoring Young Authors
This scheme focuses on encouraging and nurturing young minds to think and express themselves with efficiency and embrace leadership roles in future. To achieve this goal, a national scheme YUVA: Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors was launched under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The scheme focused on creating a pool of young writers and authors under the age of 30. The young author was mentored to help them hone their writing skill in various genres like fiction, non-fiction, drama, travelogues, poetry, memoir and so on.
Share your Ideas & Suggestions on Azadi Ka अमृत महोत्सव
This scheme sought ideas from the people of India. Ideas to create a better and sustainable future for India. More than 3.5 lakh ideas were submitted by the people of India. The main domains in which these ideas were submitted were governance, development, technology, Reform, Progress & policy over the years and others. Some of the ideas submitted were unique, ingenious and thoughtful.
Swachhata Filmon ka Amrit Mahotsav
The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India initiated the Swachhata Filmon ka Amrit Mahotsav. It was a national short film competition with two themes- (1) Thematic Category i.e. based on six components of the Swachh Bharat Mission Phase 2, or ODF Plus. And (2) Geographic Category i.e. focused on a geographic terrain. In this category, the film should capture holistic Swachhata messages or provide innovative solutions related to solid and/ or liquid waste management (SLWM) in rural areas.
Design Competition for Iconic Structure in Nav Bharat Udyan
Central Public Works Department under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs called for entries for the Design Competition of Iconic Structure in Nav Bharat Udyan. Under this competition, the participants were to submit a conceptual architectural and structural design for the Nav Bharat Udyan which is to be located on the western bank of the river Yamuna in the National Capital Territory of India.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Drawing Competition to Draw Your Favourite Freedom Hero
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Drawing Competition was announced by the Directorate of Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India. Children aged 7-11 years and 12-15 years of age were asked to participate in the competition. They were required to Draw their Favourite Freedom Hero on a sheet of A4 size paper. More than 4000 submissions were received for this competition.
Online Creative Writing Competition on the theme “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”
To celebrate the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Government of India announced an Online Creative Writing Competition. The objective of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Essay in English or Hindi Competition was to encourage students to pen down their ideas related to themes and topics for the competition. Following are topics/themes on which the students were required to write an essay (1500 words), poetry (4 Stanzas for Class 6-8 & 6-8 Stanzas for Class 9-12), and Script for Role play/act play (Maximum 15 Minutes), the Life story of a famous personality associated with Indian Freedom Struggle (1500 characters) or Upload an image of hand-drawn Poster/Sketch; Freedom fighter of their choice/ Event of your choice.
- From Swadeshi to Aatmanirbhar Bharat: A Journey by the People of India
- From the Raj to Swaraj: Significant events
- From the Raj to Swaraj: Known and the Lesser Known and their Contributions.
- The Making of a Nation: Symbols/Literature/Fairs/Poems/Clothing
- The Making of a Nation: Science/Technology/Industry/Education.
- Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: The Person of my Inspiration/the Event of my Inspiration/My Idea of Freedom.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Logo Design Contest
The Ministry of Culture invited submissions from citizen of India from all walks of life for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Logo Design Contest. The Logo Design Contest was launched to Celebrate the 75th year of India’s Independence. As India is celebrating is going to celebrate its 75th Independence Day on 15th August 2022, the Government of India will release a suitable logo to commemorate the momentous occasion. The citizens of India were required to submit a suitable logo: it could be drawn on paper from any art medium or on a digital platform.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Rangoli Making Competition
The Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Rangoli Making Competition was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Participants across the country were invited to submit their Rangoli designs to showcase their creativity and talent. Rangoli is a popular art form across the nation. It has different names, themes and forms (art supplies) in different states such as it is known as Alpana in Bengal, Kollam in Tamil Nadu, Mandana in Rajasthan, Aipan in Uttarakhand, Sathiya in Gujarat, Osa in Odisha and popularly Rangoli in Maharashtra. The participants (above 10 years of age) were required to submit their Rangoli in digital form (Digital Submission) on three levels – District Level, State Level and National Level.
List of Other Competitions of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Check out the list of other events that had been launched and completed during these 75 weeks of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
- Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Quiz on One Nation One Ration Card Plan
- Suggest a Tagline for the One Nation One Ration Card Plan
- Logo Design Contest for One Nation One Ration Card Plan
- Logo Design Contest to Celebrate 75th year of India’s Independence
- Design a Logo for Celebrating Azadi Ka अमृत महोत्सव
- Desh bhakti Geet Competition
- ‘Lori’ Contest
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav & Har Ghar Tiranga
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. All the students, their parents and the staff of KVS are encouraged to hoist the Indian National Flag from 11th to 15th August 2022 where each day will be dedicated to each aspect of the Tiranga.
The Government has released guidelines to hoist the National Flag with proper dignity and abide by the Flag Code of India 2002.
- The National Flag should be made hand-spun, hand woven or machine-made. The fabric could be cotton, polyester, wool, Silk, khadi or bunting.
- The National Flag must be hoisted and displayed n the open or in the house of the public. It can be flown in day and night.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav & Republic Day Celebrations
Republic Day 2023 in India is celebrated to commemorate the historic moment of the adoption of the Constitution of India and the transition of the country into becoming a republic on 26th January 1950. Every year, India celebrated Republic Day with great enthusiasm in a grand way. A spectacular military and cultural parade are organised every year that marches along the Kartavya Path. As a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav 2023, on Republic Day 2023, 500 dancers will present a cultural dance performance on the theme of ‘Nari Shakti’.