The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has planned a list of activities to commemorate the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” from August 23 to 29. The activities will be launched as part of the ministry’s “Iconic Week” celebrations, he said in a statement on Sunday.
The central government has launched the initiative to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.
The “Iconic Week” under the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” will be a great celebration by the ministry that will highlight the convergence of the values and glories of the struggle for freedom of the past with the aspirations and dreams of a young person, new and iconic India, said the I&B ministry.
I&B Union Minister Anurag Thakur will start the big celebration that will attract participation from all over the country under the general spirit of “Jan Bhagidari and Jan Andolan”, the statement said.
The aim is to showcase the journey of the new India and celebrate the contribution of freedom fighters including unsung heroes of the freedom struggle through massive outreach activities, he added.
The ministry will undertake global outreach through traditional means such as cultural programs, nukkad natak and television programs as well as through digital media.
All India Radio’s daily capsule ‘Azadi Ka Safar, Akashvani Ke Saath’ will reach schools and colleges across India through the collaborative efforts of the Information and Public Relations Branch of various states and regional offices of the ministry. A series of special programs to be launched by AIR Network include Dharohar (speeches of freedom leaders) and Nishaan (75 iconic sites to highlight), Aparajita (Women leaders), ”the ministry said.
“DD Network will broadcast sectoral programs under” Naye Bharat Ka Naya Safar “and” Journey of New India “covering topics such as diplomacy, digital India, legislative reforms, etc., in addition to special news capsules ongoing daily on unsung heroes and the struggle for freedom, he added.
Iconic Week will see the screening of iconic films. DD Network will present a series of documentaries such as ‘Netaji’, ‘Merger of Princely States’, etc. Popular Indian films such as Razi will also be shown.
The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) will also host a film festival on its OTT platform – www.cinemasofindia.com – showing a bunch of specially curated films such as Island City, Crossing Bridges, etc., said the ministry.
An interactive online session for students and film enthusiasts by the NFDC, and a webinar on “Technological Advances in Film Making” by the Films Division will also be held.
A series of other online film festivals such as “India @ 75: Voyage of Progress” and “India @ 75: Icons of India” will be held August 23-25 and August 26-28 respectively by the Films Division. The Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) collaborates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to screen films in various embassies of other countries in India.
The Office of Awareness and Communication (BOC) will also reach the population through street plays, sketches, magic shows, puppets, folkloric recitals through more than 50 integrated communication and performance programs. outreach and over 1,000 PRTs by Song and Drama Division across the country. BOC will also be launching an eBook on “Making of the Constitution” on its website.
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