ANI Photo | “Youths resolving to connect to our soil through Meri Mati Mera Desh”: Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday said that through the ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ campaign, youths of the country are resolving to connect to our soil and remember the brave soldiers who laid their lives in the line of duty.
The Union Minister participated in the Meri Mati Mera Desh-Amrit Kalash Yatra organised at Kartavya Path to mark Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary. It is a two-day event which started today, October 30.
“The whole country celebrated Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in the last two years… The Prime Minister said to start the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ program… Amrit Kalash yatras were held in 6 lakh villages in different corners of the country. This soil was collected from different corners of the country…The crowd that you see today at Kartavya Path is saluting the soil and celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav…Youth are resolving to be connected to our soil and to remember our martyrs…” Anurag Thakur said.
The finale event of Meri Mati Mera Desh saw vibrant participation from all 36 states and union territories of the nation, embodying the true spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’.
Over 25,000 Amrit Kalash Yatris from 7000 blocks of 766 districts of the country marched on Kartavya Path and Vijay Chowk with songs of patriotism and beautifully choreographed cultural dance presentations.
Representatives from every state and union territory poured soil and rice from their state and UT Amrit Kalash into one giant Amrit Kalash embodying the unity in plurality of our great nation.
According to the Ministry of Culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the programme marking the culmination of Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign’s Amrit Kalash Yatra at Kartavya Path on Tuesday at around 5 pm.
The programme will also mark the closing ceremony of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Prime Minister will inaugurate the Amrit Vatika and Amrit Mahotsav Memorial during the programme.
As per the official statement issued by the ministry, the PM will address thousands of Amrit Kalash Yatris joining the programme from across the country. During the programme, the Prime Minister will also launch ‘The Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) platform for the youth of the country.
Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) is being established as an autonomous body to serve as a one-stop whole-of-government platform for the youth of the country. In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to provide equitable opportunities to every youth of the country, MY Bharat will leverage technology to provide an enabling mechanism across the entire spectrum of the Government so that they can realise their aspirations and contribute to build the ‘Viksit Bharat’.
The aim of MY Bharat is to inspire youth to become community change agents and nation builders and enable them to act as the ‘Yuva Setu’ between the Government and the citizens. In this sense, ‘MY Bharat’ will provide a major boost to ‘Youth Led development’ in the country

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