The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Syeed Fakhrudin Hamid today chaired a meeting to inaugurate the "Meri Maati Mera Desh" campaign at Dak Bunglow Khanbal.The meeting aimed to review the preparations for various programs to be organized under this campaign as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
SF Hamid, emphasized the paramount importance of the "Meri Maati Mera Desh" campaign, which seeks to foster unity and pride across all sections of society. This initiative celebrates India's rich heritage and patriotic spirit and pays tribute to the nation's brave martyrs.
The hallmark of the campaign will be the commemoration of the "Veers" through ceremonies at all levels across the district.SF Hamid provided a detailed outline of the events and themes planned under the "Meri Maati Mera Desh" campaign.
It was decided that five programs will be organized at each Panchayat and Block from 9th August to 15th August, encapsulating the spirit of the campaign.As part of the program, memorial plaques will be placed at Amrit Sarovars and Panchayat Ghars to honor the national heroes of the country who have sacrificed their lives for the cause of the nation.
More than 200 Amrit Sarovars have already been developed in various Panchayats across the district.The DC directed Block Development Officers to identify suitable buildings for erecting Memorials in the remaining Panchayats.
The campaign will also involve "Mitti-Yatras" from Panchayats that will be taken to blocks, and later, an urn will be carried to New Delhi by a youth from each block for the construction of the National Memorial at Kartavya Path.
Moreover, the program will include the planting of at least 75 plant saplings in each Panchayat and ward of the district, further contributing to the preservation of nature and the environment.The DC also emphasized on the active participation of educational institutions, including Principals of Degree Colleges and CEO Anantnag, in organizing various events such as Essay, Drawings, Paintings, Photography, and Videography contests in memory of the brave hearts and national heroes.
SF Hamid expressed immense pride in the successful implementation of various programs as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav' and voiced confidence that the upcoming "Meri Mati Mera Desh" campaign would be equally successful, showcasing the collective efforts of all stakeholders.
With the campaign set to begin, the DC urged all concerned departments to make necessary preparations and ensure a successful observance of the "Meri Maati Mera Desh" program. Wide publicity of the campaign will be encouraged to engage and inspire a larger audience.
The Campaign website /ink https://yuva.gov.in/meri_maati_mera_desh was also shared with the officers for keeping themselves updated.This year, the Independence Day will be celebrated under the national theme 'Meri Maati Mera Desh' across the district, following the guidelines issued by the Government.The DC concluded by expressing appreciation for the efforts of all officers and officials in organizing this significant campaign.