Sunday, September 19, 2021

Govt to run Know Your Constitution campaign soon, says I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and Youth Affairs & Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region of India, G. Kishan Reddy today inaugurated e-Photo exhibition “Making of the Constitution” and Virtual Film Poster Exhibition “[email protected]” today.

Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Dr. L. Murugan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi were also present on this occasion.

The event was organized as part of ‘Iconic Week’ being celebrated by Ministry of I&B along with various media units to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with the objective to showcase the journey of New India and celebrate the contribution of freedom fighters including the ‘Unsung Heroes’ of the freedom struggle through massive outreach activities.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Thakur said that the purpose of the e-photo exhibition is to inform people on the making of the Constitution. The exhibition, a step in the direction of Jan-bhagidari, will not only encourage the youth of the country to learn about the Constitution but also educate them on their rights as well as enlighten them on the spirit of their duties towards the nation.

He announced that very soon the Government will run a ‘Know Your Constitution’ programme to encourage the youth to partner in the efforts to propagate the founding principles of India’s Constitution.

The Minister further said that the government has released this compilation in digital format keeping in line with the transformative digital revolution. The book will be released in eleven Indian languages along with Hindi and English. The virtual exhibition has a collection of videos and speeches along with an interactive quiz with a provision for e-certificate, he further added.

Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy thanked the Ministry of I&B for organizing such an elaborate event to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. He said it is the vision of our Prime Minister that Amrit Mahotsav should not be a Government event but an event of the people, the major thread of which is Jan-Bhagidari.

The Minister highlighted that through these events the Prime Minister wishes to inspire the youth to imagine a strong, powerful and confident India In 2047 when we celebrate hundred years of independence.

Mr. Reddy said “[email protected] will remind people of the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters.

Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of I&B said that the event was an effort in the direction of taking our historical and cultural heritage to the youth of the country.

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