The National Committee set up to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence will hold its first meeting today to discuss modalities relating to preparatory activities. The 259 member committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet virtually. The committee includes Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, Governors as well as leaders of different political parties including BJP President JP Nadda and Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi.
Former President Pratibha Patil, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, former Prime Ministers HD Deve Gowda and Dr Manmohan Singh and Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Kailash Satyarthi are also part of the committee. AIR correspondent reports the Government has decided to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence in a befitting manner at National and International level in the form of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The National Committee includes dignitaries and eminent citizens from all walks of life including Artists, Sportspersons, Business leaders, Gandhians and media persons. The committee will provide policy direction and guidelines for formulation of programs for the commemoration. The 75 years of India’s Independence falls on 15th August next year. The celebrations are proposed to be launched 75 weeks prior to this date on 12th of this month. 12th March is the 91st anniversary of the historic Salt Satyagraha led by Mahatma Gandhi.