Imphal: To mark 75 years of India’s Independence, the nationwide celebration of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’, was also commemorated in Manipur on Friday.
The Mahotsav is a series of events and as part of the celebration, M. Joy y Singh, commissioner, art and culture, SN Pradhan, additional DG (NEZ), Guwahati and Imphal region, PIB and ROB, ministry of information and broadcasting and Neeta Arambam, deputy commissioner, Bishnupur flagged- off a rally at INA Martyrs’ Memorial Complex, Moirang.
Students participated in large number at the rally from INA complex to Sendra. The event held today was organized by Art and Culture department, Manipur in association with the District Administration, Bishnupur, an official statement said.
Joy said the whole country is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav with grandeur, enthusiasm, innovative ideas and diverse forces. He said that the festival should be celebrated with a spirit of freedom struggle, tribute to the martyrs embodying the glimpse of the glory of India and the growth of modern India.
Highlighting on the need of a commitment for achieving the spirit of global leadership, he said Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav will showcase our achievements in the past 75 years to the global community and will also give a framework for resolution for the next 25 years that will prepare India to take responsibility for global leadership.
Joy also emphasized on the need to honour and publicize the stories of lesser-known freedom fighters to the people and redefine the contributions of unsung heroes. If every nook and corner of the country is replete with the sacrifices of the sons and daughters of the country, their stories will be an eternal source of inspiration for the nation, he said.
Saying that peoples participation is at the core of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, he reiterated on the 5 pillars of the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celebration – freedom struggle, ideas at 75, achievements at 75, actions at 75 and resolve at 75.
A cultural program was also organized as part of the celebration at INA Complex auditorium wherein artistes from Arts and Culture and Regional Outreach Bureau enthralled the crowd with captivating songs and various dance performances including traditional acrobatic.