“Meri Mati Mera Desh” Campaign: Honoring India’s Soil and Heroes

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The much-awaited “Meri Mati Mera Desh” campaign is all set to kick off in the state from August 9 to August 15. Under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) Manik Saha, a high-level meeting was convened to outline and prepare for the campaign program. The meeting, held in the state Secretariat’s meeting room No. 2, witnessed the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including Chief Secretary JK Sinha, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests KS Shetty, Principal Secretaries from various departments, Secretaries, and other high-ranking officers.

The Chief Minister expressed immense pride in the successful implementation of various programs as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrita Mohotsav’ in Tripura. Notably, the state has achieved the top spot in the country in the Har Ghar Tricolor program. With enthusiasm and determination, the Chief Minister voiced confidence that the upcoming “Meri Mati Mera Desh” campaign would be equally successful, showcasing the collective efforts of all stakeholders. He commended Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s relentless efforts in advancing the nation’s development and fostering patriotic ideals. The Chief Minister emphasized the importance of upholding the state’s reputation across the nation through the successful execution of this program.

The Objectives of “Meri Mati Mera Desh” Campaign:

During the meeting, the Chief Secretary provided insights into the objectives of the “Meri Mati Mera Desh” campaign, which will span from August 9 to August 15. The program is an integral part of the concluding ceremonies of Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav. Its central focus revolves around “soil,” symbolizing the essence and unity of the nation. The campaign aims to collect soil from every panchayat across the country and assemble it in Delhi to pay homage to the valiant heroes. A momentous Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav Memorial and Amrit Bhatika will be erected, commemorating the sacrifices of these heroes.

Highlights of the Campaign:

To ensure the campaign’s resounding success, several key aspects were discussed during the meeting:

  1. Memorial Plaques: The campaign will be carried out at the Panchayat level, where memorial plaques honoring the country’s heroes will be placed, particularly near the Amrit Sarovar reservoir.
  2. Panchprana Pledge: In Panchayats, participants will take the Panchprana pledge with mud lamps and upload selfies on a dedicated website for the campaign.
  3. Tree Plantation: Each village panchayat in India will plant 75 local tree saplings to commemorate the heroes and contribute to environmental conservation.
  4. Honoring the Brave: The families of freedom fighters, defense personnel, state police personnel, and Central Armed Police Force will be honored during the campaign. The national flag will be hoisted, and the national anthem will be played with due respect.
  5. Mitti Yatra: As part of the campaign, soil will be collected from villages and transported to the Panchayats, followed by block-wise Mitti Yatra. Dedicated youth from each block will carry earthen pots on a journey towards Delhi’s Kartavya path.
  6. Amrit Bhatika: In Delhi, Amrit Bhatika will be created with soil brought by 7,500 youths from each block, signifying the unity and strength of the nation.
  7. Final Ceremony: The campaign’s culminating event will take place during the final ceremony, where the significance of the soil and the sacrifices of the heroes will be commemorated.

Extending “Meri Mati Mera Desh” to Urban Areas:

The Secretary of the Department of Information and Culture emphasized that the “Meri Mati Mera Desh” campaign will not be limited to rural areas alone; it will be extended to the urban regions of the state as well. The campaign aims to foster a sense of unity and pride across all sections of society, celebrating India’s rich heritage and patriotic spirit.

The “Meri Mati Mera Desh” campaign, scheduled to commence from August 9, is a testament to the nation’s unity and the sacrifices of its heroes. Under the guidance of Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) Manik Saha and the support of various departments and stakeholders, the campaign is poised to be a resounding success. As soil from every panchayat in the country is brought to Delhi to honor the valiant heroes, India’s spirit of unity and pride will shine bright. This campaign, an integral part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav, pays homage to the country’s soil and commemorates the bravery and sacrifices of its heroes. Through collective efforts and unwavering dedication, the “Meri Mati Mera Desh” campaign will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the nation’s history.



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