“During his address to the nation on the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of a campaign to honor India’s martyred men and women. The campaign will include various programs organized nationwide to commemorate the sacrifices of the martyrs. As part of this initiative, special inscriptions will be installed in numerous village panchayats in their memory.
Additionally, an ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ will be conducted across the country, carrying soil from every corner, along with saplings from different regions. The yatra will culminate in Delhi, where an ‘Amrit Vatika’ will be established near the National War Memorial, symbolizing ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat.’
Ahead of India’s 77th Independence Day on 15th August, Prime Minister Modi emphasized the importance of remembering those who laid down their lives for the country’s freedom. He also acknowledged the transformation in Hajj policy that allowed over four thousand Muslim women to perform Hajj without male companions, receiving letters from these women expressing their satisfaction.
The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the National Disaster Response Force (NDRC) and local administrations for their relentless efforts in combating recent heavy rains and floods in different parts of the country.
Furthermore, Modi shared the news of the United States returning more than 100 rare and ancient artifacts to India, including a nearly thousand-year-old bronze statue of Lord Ganesha and other significant items of cultural heritage.
However, it’s worth noting that the Prime Minister’s address did not mention the crisis situation in Manipur, which has led to criticism from the opposition.”