Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel flagged off the ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ train from Sabarmati railway station in Ahmedabad .The Chief Minister was seen flagging off the decorated train and bidding good bye to the passengers. Patel also attended the ‘Meri Maati, Mera Desh’ program in Ahmedabad.
— ANI (@ANI) October 27, 2023
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on October 27 launched the Amrit Kalash Yatra from Guwahati to Delhi as part of the “Meri Maati Mera Desh” initiative. CM Sarma flagged off the Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express carrying urns filled with soil at the Guwahati Railway Station on October 27 morning.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on October 25, flagged off the ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ from the Raj Niwas as a part of the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign. Delhi LG said that urns will be collected from the 11 districts containing the soil of the city and the Yatra will culminate at the National War Memorial.
Earlier this month, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that soil was being collected from over 25 crore houses in more than 6 lakh villages of the country to build ‘Amrit Vatika’ (garden), which has been conceived as a grand symbol of ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’. The garden will be developed at the National War Memorial in the national capital. ‘
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign during one of the episodes of his monthly radio address — ‘Mann ki Baat’. The campaign has been launched to honour the men and women in uniform, who made the supreme sacrifice for the country on the line of duty.
(with inputs from ANI)