As we countdown to 15th August 2023, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav aims to further boost this peoples’ movement by focusing on critical areas of cultural and social development.
In view of this, new themes have been identified, aligned with the ‘Panch Pran’ announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister: Women and Children, Tribal Empowerment, Water, Cultural Pride, Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE), Health and Wellness, Inclusive Development, Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Unity.
Women and Children
Investing in child development is the key to building a better future for any nation. The values, education and health of children directly influence the social and economic indicators of countries and also shape its global standing. Hence, it is vital that children have access to civic, social and moral education; health care services and exposure to the latest developments across fields (scientific, technological, cultural, arts, educational etc.). While there have been significant improvements in childcare in India, there remains work to be done in many areas including health services, sanitation, education, especially for children in rural and tribal communities.
Tribal communities, pan India, have played a key role in conserving the rich culture and heritage of our country. Their contributions to freedom struggle have been highlighted through various initiatives under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
According to the 2011 consensus, the tribal population in India was 104 million, constituting 8.6% of the country’s population. The significant role of the tribal community in evolving narrative of India is well established, be it their contribution to the freedom struggle, field of sports or business.
Water is a life-sustaining natural resource. However, availability of water resources is limited and distributed unevenly, making many vulnerable to lack of it.
The Government of India, under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has launched several unique campaigns such as Har Khet Ko Pani, Nadi Utsav, Amrit Sarovar to increase awareness about water conservation and revival.
Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE)
On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP26), Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the mission of “LiFE (Lifestyle for the Environment)” to engage individuals in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.
This initiative encourages a lifestyle that focuses on mindful and deliberate utilization of resources and aims to change the present 'use and dispose of' consumption habits. The idea behind is to encourage individuals to adopt simple changes in their daily life that can contribute to climate change.
Health and Wellness
The healthcare sector comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance, and medical equipment. Health is often decoded from the lens of preventive care and curative actions for illness.
Historically traditional approaches to health based on our profound knowledge of ancient systems of medicine anchored in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy. Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy have also been an important part of the health and wellness narrative in India.
Inclusive development promotes fair opportunities for all, regardless of social and financial standing, with advantages accruing to each and every segment of society.
Improved access to essential services such as water, sanitation, housing, electricity etc., as well as targeted efforts for underprivileged population shall go a long way in building an even more inclusive India.
Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan or self-reliant India campaign is the vision of new India envisaged by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. On 12th May 2020, the PM raised a clarion call to the nation giving a kick start to the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan (self-reliant India campaign) and announced the special economic and comprehensive package of INR 20 lakh crores - equivalent to 10% of India’s GDP – to fight COVID-19 pandemic in India.
India is a land of many cultures, it is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, dating back more than 4,000 years. During this time, many customs and traditions have come together, reflecting the country's rich culture and heritage.
From having a rich cultural heritage to being the originator of some of the delicious delicacies, the nation knows no bounds. It is fair to say that the people of this country take pride in their cultural selves and are constantly taking forward their legacies.
India is a land of diversity. From north to south, east to west, the nation inhibits an array of cultures, rituals, languages, food, attires, festivals and more. Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to move forward as a unified force has been the foundation of a self-reliant India. This is why ‘Unity’ is one of the panch prans that were mentioned by the Prime Minister on 76th Independence Day 2022. With these common goals in mind, we shall move forward together as more unified union, towards the coveted 100 years of freedom!