The National Committee set up to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence will hold its first meeting on March 8, 2021 to discuss modalities relating to preparatory activities. The 259 member committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet virtually. It will provide policy direction and guidelines for the formulation of programs for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence, at the national and international level.
The committee includes Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, Governors as well as leaders of different political parties including BJP President J.P. Nadda and Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi.
Former President Pratibha Patil, Chief Justice S.A. Bobde former Prime Ministers H.D. Deve Gowda and Dr Manmohan Singh and Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Kailash Satyarthi are also part of the committee.
The 75 years of India’s Independence falls on 15th August next year and celebrations are proposed to be launched 75 weeks prior to this date on 12th March this year. 12th March is the 91st anniversary of the historic Salt Satyagraha led by Mahatma Gandhi.
Source: News On Air