The Armed Forces and different organisations of Ministry of Defence have been conducting various events across the countryto commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, being celebrated as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh will formally launch various major events virtually from New Delhi on August 13, 2021.
To commemorate 75 years of Independence, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will unfurl the National Flag at 75 Important Passes and Places in the country, displaying their resolve in developing border infrastructure. 75 teams of BRO will depart on August 13, 2021 to these remote passes. The most prominent among them is ‘Umlingla Pass’, which is the Highest Motorable Road in the World at 19,300 feet, in Eastern Ladakh. The national tri-colour will also be unfurled at prominent infrastructure landmarks like Atal Tunnel, Rohtang and Dhola Sadiya Bridgein the Northeast, besides in friendly foreign countries.
Indian Coast Guard will be unfurling the National Flag at 100 islands Pan-India on August 15, 2021 as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The proceedings will start on August 13, 2021.
Indian Navy personnel and their families will participate in the freedom run at Naval Officers Mess Varuna, New Delhi. The Raksha Mantri will virtually flag off by the freedom run, which is part of the Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 being launched across the country on August 13, 2021 to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
To instill a sense of pride and confidence among citizens that the Indian Army is committed to protecting the country in all types of terrain & climate, the teams of the Army will scale 75 mountain passes to mark this momentous occasion.The passes include Saserla Pass in Ladakh region, Stakpochan Pass in Kargil region, Satopanth, Harshil, Uttarakhand, Phim Karnla, Sikkim and Point 4493, Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh.The Raksha Mantri will flag off the event on August 13, 2021.
To pay homage to the freedom fighters and the bravehearts of the country for their invaluable role in India’s Independence, National Cadet Corps (NCC)will conduct a Pan-India event, ‘Swatantra Senaniyon ko Naman’. The NCC cadets will carry out cleaning and maintenance of 825 statues adopted by 825 NCC Battalions.
To commemorate India’s victory in the 1971 war, a book ‘Deeds of Gallantry’ will be launched by the Raksha Mantri. The book details 20 selected battles and highlights the gallantry of Indian soldiers.