Iconic Week, the week-long celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by Information and Broadcasting Ministry saw an enthusiastic participation by all Media Units of the Ministry. The celebrations which began on 23rd of August came to a close yesterday. The most notable feature of the week was the inauguration of e-Photo Exhibition on Making of the Constitution and Virtual Poster Exhibition by Union Ministers Anurag Thakur, G. Kishan Reddy, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Dr. L. Murugan along with Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi.
During the week, Doordarshan network showcased a series of documentaries such as Netaji and Merger of Princely States.
Regional News Units of DD and AIR aired special stories on freedom fighters, places and events of historic importance as part of their daily bulletins and as special programmes. Several Community Radio Stations too pitched in and aired special programmes. In these programmes, valour, dedication, sacrifices of freedom fighters and unsung heroes of the freedom struggle were highlighted.
The Regional Bureaus of Bureau of Outreach and Communication held Nukkad Nataks, skits, magic shows, puppetry, folk recitals through various Integrated Communication and Outreach Programmes.
Freedom walks were also organised in partnership with Nehru Yuva Kendra and NSS Units in states. Dr. L. Murugan inaugurated an exhibition on freedom fighters organised by ROB in Bengaluru.
The Regional Offices of Press Information Bureau held webinars to highlight contribution of heroes from the states during the freedom struggle.