In a heartfelt announcement during his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed the initiation of the ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ campaign to honor the sacrifices made by fallen bravehearts of the nation. With the ‘Amrit Mohatsav’ celebrations echoing across the country and Independence Day approaching, the campaign aims to pay homage to the indomitable spirit of those who laid down their lives for India.
The Prime Minister expressed his deep reverence for the courageous soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice and announced that a series of programs will be organized across India to commemorate their dedication and valor. As a token of remembrance, special inscriptions will be installed in lakhs of village panchayats, spreading the message of their selfless service and inspiring future generations.
The ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ campaign will also witness the ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra,’ a significant endeavor that will carry the soil from 7,500 villages and various corners of the country, along with plants. These ‘kalash’ will converge in Delhi and form an ‘Amrit Vatika’ near the National War Memorial, symbolizing the unyielding spirit of the nation and the indelible memory of the fallen heroes.
Expressing joy and gratitude for the opportunity to undertake this sacred journey, two foreign nationals from California, United States, embarked on the Amarnath Yatra, inspired by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. The Prime Minister personally acknowledged their presence and their spiritual quest, emphasizing the inclusive and universal nature of the pilgrimage.
Amidst the positive news, PM Modi also lauded the changes in the Haj policy, which enabled over 4,000 women to perform Haj without a male companion (‘Mehram’). This progressive step has been a transformative experience for many Muslim women, allowing them to fulfill their spiritual aspirations.
The Mann Ki Baat address also praised the collective efforts of the citizens during natural calamities, demonstrating the power of unity and solidarity. The Prime Minister encouraged the public’s novel efforts in water conservation and highlighted the record-breaking plantation of 30 crore saplings in Uttar Pradesh as a shining example of public participation and environmental awareness.
The ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ campaign, along with the ongoing ‘Amrit Mohatsav’ celebrations, underscores the unshakable spirit of India, paying tribute to the valiant souls who have dedicated themselves to the nation’s cause. It reinforces the values of unity, compassion, and gratitude, fostering a sense of national pride and collective responsibility.
As India prepares to celebrate its 76th Independence Day, the nation stands united to honor its bravehearts and uphold their sacrifices as a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.
Sources By Agencies