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75 Years of India’s Independence: Prime Minister to Launch ‘Amrut Mahotsav’ on March 12 | India News


GANDHINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ from Gujarat on March 12 to mark 75 years of India’s independence, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.
The Prime Minister will also mark a 21-day ‘Dandi March’ from Sabarmati Ashram, which was home to Mahatma Gandhi during India’s fight for freedom, Rupani told reporters on Sunday.
“To commemorate 75 years of Independence, the Prime Minister will be in Gujarat on March 12 to launch ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ from the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad,” he said.
Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi March, or Salt March, in 1930 from the Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi in Navsari as a non-violent protest against the British salt monopoly.
The march ran from March 12, 1930 to April 6, 1930.
Last week, the Center announced the formation of a high-level national committee headed by Prime Minister Modi to mark 75 years of the country’s independence.
Modi said Monday that the celebrations for India’s 75 years of independence should reflect the spirit of the country’s freedom movement and showcase its achievements to the world since 1947.

Times of India