Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], August 13 (ANI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Saturday inaugurated a photo exhibition of freedom fighters and great men of freedom struggle organized by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) at Central Bus Station (Ganeshpeth) in Nagpur.
Gadkari honoured the freedom fighters and their families present on the occasion. To celebrate 75 years of Independence "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav", MoRTH is organizing Exhibitions at 75 Bus Stations across the country to commemorate the people of India who have been instrumental in the glorious journey of Independent India.
These exhibitions will portray the freedom struggle and the brave men and women who contributed to making India independent by sacrificing their lives. These will also highlight the making of the constitution and the contributions of all our leaders, men and women from all walks of life.
President Droupadi Murmu will address the nation on Sunday on the eve of the 76th Independence Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged citizens of the country to share a photo with the Tiranga on the official website of Har Ghar Tiranga to mark the upcoming Independence Day celebrations.
"Overjoyed and proud of the amazing response to the #HarGharTiranga movement. We are seeing record participation from people across different walks of life. This is a great way to mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Do also share your photo with the Tiranga on https://harghartiranga.com," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the people of India to hoist the tricolour at their homes between August 13th and 15th to celebrate the 75th Independence Day.
In a tweet on July 22, PM Modi had said, "This year, when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, let us strengthen the Har Ghar Tiranga Movement. Hoist the Tricolour or display it in your homes between 13th and 15th August. This movement will deepen our connection with the national flag."
Last month, Prime Minister Modi launched the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and hoist it to mark the 75th year of India's independence. The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Culture said.
PM Modi on Friday shared pictures of people taking Tiranga rallies from all over India. Sharing a photo in which hundreds of people took out a Tiranga march, PM Modi said: "This is a great collective effort by the people of Visakhapatnam. I admire the enthusiasm towards #HarGharTiranga."
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
This Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of India who have not only been instrumental in bringing India thus far in its evolutionary journey but also hold within them the power and potential to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
The official journey of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commenced on March 12, 2021, which started a 75-week countdown to our 75th anniversary of independence. (ANI)