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On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Amrut Mahotsav’ and the ‘Dandi March’ from Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Ashram to commemorate India’s 75th anniversary of independence.

The Mahotsav is a series of activities planned by the government to celebrate India’s 75th birthday. In the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari, it will be observed as a Jan-Utsav.

The curtain-raising activities will begin 75 weeks before August 15, 2022.

The Padyatra will begin at Sabarmati Ashram on the first day of the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, which will be led by Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Various groups of people will enter the padyatra on its way to Dandi.

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Gandhiji and 81 padyatris started the Dandi March against the Salt Laws on March 12, 1930, from Sabarmati Ashram. The Culture Minister will stay with the Padyatris at the night halt during the Padyatra, and the Padyatra will begin the next day from the same place.

Prime Minister Modi will also talk at the Sabarmati Ashram and introduce a slew of other cultural and digital initiatives as part of the India@75 celebrations.

A National Implementation Committee, chaired by the Home Minister, has been formed to develop policies and plans for the Commemoration’s various events.

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From today, state and union territory governments are hosting events throughout India. Aside from these events, the Archaeological Survey of India and Zonal Cultural Centres under the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth Affairs, and TRIFED have scheduled a variety of activities to commemorate the occasion.