‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrates with Photo Exhibition
In a bid to showcase the events highlighting the role of freedom fighters in the freedom movement, Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Hyderabad is organizing a Photo Exhibition on 75 Years of India’s Independence for one week from 9th to 15th April, 2021 at State Gallery of Art, Madhapur, Hyderabad in collaboration with the Department of Language & Culture, Government of Telangana.
The aim of the Photo Exhibition is to remind the citizens of the value of freedom and sacrifices made by the freedom fighters to secure the future of the nation. This photo exhibition is part of a series of programmes organized in the form of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav throughout the country. The photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Subash Chandra Bose and other prominent leaders during various events of freedom struggle reveal the history in a nutshell to the present young generation.
It touches upon various key aspects and mentions how Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March was held to break the draconian British Salt law. It projects various events till India achieved independence and became a sovereign country. The idea of conducting this type of exhibition is to instil a sense of pride regarding India’s glorious history and culture. Around 200 photographs including some rare photographs obtained from the Photo Division of Govt of India will be put up in the exhibition. The exhibition is being organized in co-ordination with the Department of Culture, Govt of Telangana.
Earlier, the ROB-Hyderabad organized Photo exhibition on 75 Years of India’s Independence at Warangal on 12th March, 2021which was inaugurated by the State Governor Smt Tamilisai Soundararajan. Three-day Photo exhibitions on the same theme were also organized at Hyderabad, Nizamabad and Nalgonda from 12th to 14th March, 2021 to coincide with the nation-wide launch of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
The ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations were formally launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat 75 weeks prior to 15th August 2022 i.e. on 12 March, 2021, which is the 91st anniversary of the historic Salt Satyagraha led by Mahatma Gandhi. The events on ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ will showcase India’s achievements of 75 years and will also portray stories of the ‘lesser –known’ freedom fighters which will be publicized, and the contribution of different sections of society will be bought to the fore.
It may be recalled that the Government of India has taken a decision to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence which falls on 15th August 2022 in a befitting manner at national and international level in the form of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The Government constituted a National Committee under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India with 259 Members.
The National Committee includes dignitaries and eminent citizens from all walks of life. The Committee will provide policy direction and guidelines for formulation of programs for the commemoration of 75th anniversary of Indian Independence at the national and international levels. All ministries and departments are planning their own schedule and programmes for each of the 75 weeks i.e. till 15th August, 2022.