In a nation that has been shaped by the blood, sweat, and sacrifices of countless bravehearts, it becomes our collective duty to pay homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of our freedom and unity.
To remember the heroes, the nationwide "Meri Mati Mera Desh" campaign will be launched on August 9, a movement that seeks to honor and appreciate the martyred heroes who have selflessly given their lives for our great nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced the campaign during his Mann Ki Baat broadcast on Akashvani.
What is "Meri Mati Mera Desh" campaign?
A tribute of unity and gratitude
From August 9 to August 15, this campaign will span across the nation, commemorating the gallant sacrifices of the bravehearts who have made the ultimate sacrifice for India. This event serves as the concluding chapter of the "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" launched on March 12, 2021.
At every level, from national to local, the campaign will bring people together in an expression of unity and gratitude. Programs will be organized in villages, towns, cities, and municipalities, aiming to celebrate the spirit of sacrifice that has become an integral part of India's history and identity.
Programs and activities
The "Meri Mati Mera Desh" campaign is not just a token gesture; it's a comprehensive and sincere effort to remember, honor, and celebrate the brave individuals who have shown unwavering courage against the British rule. The campaign will be characterized by various meaningful events and activities that resonate with every Indian:
Dedication of Shilaphalakam:
This involves the installation of memorial plaques or Shilaphalakams dedicated to freedom fighters and security forces. Each plaque will carry the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message and the names of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in that region. This serves as a physical testament to their sacrifice, ensuring that their memory lives on.
Panch Pran Pledge:
This pledge is a symbolic commitment to uphold the values and principles that these bravehearts stood for. It's a promise to carry forward their legacy of courage, patriotism, and dedication to the nation.
Vasudha Vandan - Amrit Vatika Creation:
Planting 75 saplings of indigenous trees to create an "Amrit Vatika" serves as a dedication to the unity of the nation.
Veeron Ka Vandan:
This activity involves honoring not just the fallen heroes themselves, but also their families who have supported them in their pursuit of protecting the nation.
Hoisting the national flag and singing the national anthem:
These quintessential acts of patriotism are a reminder of the freedom and unity we enjoy today, thanks to the sacrifices of those who came before us.