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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
10 MAR 2022 3:22PM by PIB Delhi
Ministry of Culture to celebrate one year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Ministry of Culture is organizing a cultural event on 12th March 2022 to celebrate  completion of one year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative of the Government of India. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 12th March 2021 to celebrate a progressive independent India, culturally rich heritage and achievements of India. The initiative is also an ode to the Freedom Fighters who contributed to the freedom struggle.Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is being celebrated with a vision to bring people together from all corners of the country and celebrate India 2.0, guided by the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

The Cultural celebrations marking the completion of one year of AKAM will be held at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi and will be graced by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and DoNER Shri G.Kishan Reddy & Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi. The event will see the launch of a special edition of ‘Amar Chitra Katha’ dedicated to Women in Power (elected to the Constituent Assembly). Following this, the one year journey of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will be narrated through a multi-media presentation. A digital tribute to the martyrs- “Digital Jyot” will be launched as a part of the celebrations as well. The evening will have live performances by famous poet and performer Kumar Vishwas along with artists such as Sunil Grover, Dhvani Bhanushali, Armaan Malik.

The events and initiatives organized at various locations, both physical and virtual, have received an unprecedented response and participation from people across the nation. The 75-week countdown to 75 years of India’s independence that began on 12th March 2021 will end on 15th August 2023.