Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the celebration of 75 years of independence – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav — by flagging off a symbolic 386-km “Dandi March” from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to Dandi in Navsari district of South Gujarat on Friday, marking the 91st anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s historic salt march.
Union Minister of State for Tradition and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel who arrived right here on Thursday, will lead the primary lap of 75 km with 103 marchers, of which 81 will stroll as much as Dandi reaching there on April 5, alongside the unique route of the Dandi March held in 1930.
The occasion is anticipated to start with Modi addressing a gathering on a floor close to Abhay Ghat, the resting place of late PM Morarji Desai round 10.30 am, which might be attended by Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and others. After the march is flagged off, the delegates will go to Hriday Kunj, the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba, managed by the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Belief.
Union minister Patel instructed The Indian Express, “One group of 81 folks from Gujarat would full the complete yatra from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi. One other group from round 13 states will stroll 75 km from Sabarmati Ashram to Nadiad, which I’ll lead.”
Based on a authorities official, the flag-off is scheduled at 12.15 pm. The march will observe the unique route through Kochrab Ashram and Chandola lake, adopted by an evening halt at Aslali. Inside Ahmedabad, almost 20 km is anticipated to be coated, as per the estimate given by the official.
Friday’s occasion can even embody “music, dance, recitation, studying of the Preamble (every line in a unique language, representing the completely different areas of the nation)”, mentioned a Press Info Bureau launch.
The occasion marks the start of 75-week-long celebration as much as Independence Day subsequent 12 months. The central authorities has constituted a Nationwide Committee chaired by Modi with 259 members to formulate the programmes.