PM participates in program marking culmination of Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign’s Amrit Kalash Yatra

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Source: The post is based on the article PM participates in program marking culmination of Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign’s Amrit Kalash Yatrapublished in “PIB” on 1st November 2023

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The Prime Minister has participated in the programme marking the culmination of the Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign.

What is the Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign?

AspectDetails
Nodal MinistryMinistry of Culture
AimTo honour the brave freedom fighters and bravehearts who sacrificed their lives for the country. 
Activities under the campaignShilaphalakams (memorial plaques): It will be built in every village or panchayat to pay tribute to those who laid down their lives during the freedom struggle or defence personnel who lost their lives.
Veeron Ka Vandan: It will felicitate freedom fighters and the families of deceased freedom fighters.
Vasudha Vandhan: Under this, every gram panchayat is encouraged to plant 75 saplings of indigenous species.
Amrit Vatika: Volunteers have been tasked with collecting “mitti” from each of the panchayats or villages and bring them to the block level.From each block, a “mitti kalash”, will be carried to Delhi.
– The soil will be utilized to develop a unique garden, called Amrit Vatika.
Taking the Panch Pran Pledge with focus to make India a developed country, eliminate the mentality of slavery, be proud of our rich heritage, uphold unity and solidarity, fulfill duties as citizens, and respect those who protect the nation.
SignificanceThe campaign will inspire the nation, foster unity and gratitude for the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and security forces.

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