75 Years of India’s Independence - Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
This is in reference to the notifications issued by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting regarding the celebrations of 75 years of India‟s Independence- “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. The celebrations which commenced 75 weeks prior to the Independence Day 2022 would continue up to 15th August 2023. Hon‟ble Prime Minister inaugurated the year-long celebrations from Gujarat on 12th March 2021, which also marks the 91st anniversary of the historic Salt Satyagraha led by Mahatma Gandhi. Henceforth, all the educational institutions have been advised to celebrate „Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ by organizing plethora of events viz. conference/seminar/symposium/essay competition and related activities/events in their respective campuses as part of the year-long celebrations. In light of the above, the University of Delhi commenced celebrations of 75 years of India‟s Independence “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” by organizing an inaugural seminar and „Charkha Karyashala‟ at the Gandhi Bhawan on Friday 12th March 2021 at 11 A.M. The Dean Students‟ Welfare Office and Gandhi Bhawan jointly coordinated the event.
Towards this endeavor, the active participation of our constituent colleges would be highly appreciable and relevant. In this context, it is proposed that each college will be requested to organize various online activities/events in their respective Colleges and encourage students to participate and celebrate the landmark achievements. The festival of 75 years of independence should be such that the spirit of the freedom struggle, a tribute to the martyrs and a pledge and resolve to build India of their dreams could be experienced. The series of events organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India‟s independence would be based on public participation and revolve around five themes: (i) the freedom struggle, (ii) ideas, (iii) achievements, (iv) actions and (v) resolve at 75.
In this regard, each College will be requested to appoint a Nodal officer/s to facilitate the activities based on the theme – 75 years of India‟s Independence „Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav‟ in their respective Colleges. The contact details (mobile number and e-mail id) of the same should be mailed to the office of DSW as the nodal center. The colleges will also be requested to have a dedicated section on their respective websites for „Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav‟ and put all the notices and matters pertaining to the Mahotsav in this section.
The proposed activities and tentative schedule as suggested by the Ministry of Education in the email dated 24th March 2021 are as follows:
|S. No||Activity||Timelines||Details / Directives / Rules||Level||Venue|
|1.||Organization of webinars/ symposiums/ seminars/talks||1 st July 2021 onwards||State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
|2.||Essay writing competition||August-September, 2021||(i) Language – Hindi or English
(ii) Word limit –Maximum 500 words
|State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
|3.||Slogan writing competition||October-November, 2021||Language- Hindi or English||State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
|4.||Self-composed poetry writing/ poetical recitation/story writing competitions based on forgotten/lesser-known events/figures of independence||January-February, 2022||Language- Hindi or English||State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
|5.||Poster making/ Placard making/painting and sketching/ Graffiti making competitions||March, 2022||State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
|6.||Photography competition||April, 2022||-The photographs to be submitted in digital form (jpg/png etc.)-The photo must be in its original state and should not be altered in any way||State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
|7.||Recorded audios of the choir of patriotic songs which are to be sung on Independence Day, 15th august, 2021.||The recordings are to be sent to University by 31stJuly, 2021||This to be done in minimum five languages including one language from Sikkim as it is the partner state as per the “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” program. There are many official||State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
|8.||Rashtra Gaan||The recordings are to be sent to University by 31stJuly, 2021||College students will sing Rashtra Gaan and same shall be uploaded on their website as well as the university website by 9th August, 2021.||State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
|9.||Organization of Cycle Rallies||30th October 2021#||Starting Point: The college or colleges in the vicinity can choose a common starting point.Destination Point: The colleges are suggested to choose a destination point which is linked to freedom struggle / National Pride*.||State||Colleges of University of Delhi|
1. Due to the unprecedented situation of Covid-19 pandemic and prevailing public health guidelines, it is suggested that all activities to be organized online till normalcy prevails.
2. All competitions mentioned above (at S. Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) shall be based on the theme of 75 years of India‟s Independence „Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav‟. Each College shall send three best entries to the Culture Council Office for all the competitions held.
3. It is further stated that besides the above mentioned activities colleges may explore other activities related to the theme of the „Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav‟.