Meri Maati Mera Desh: 7,500 Soil Samples From Across India Will Be Used For Kartavya Path Garden

by Shreya Rathod
Meri Maati Mera Desh: 7,500 Soil Samples From Across India Will Be Used For Kartavya Path Garden

To pay tribute to freedom fighters and soldiers, the government launched the ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ programme. Under this initiative, people across the country were encouraged to contribute soil for the Kartavya Path garden. In fact, 7,500 soil samples were collected from across the country by more than 50,000 people!

7,500 Soil Samples To Be Used For Kartavya Path Garden!

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On October 31, more than 50,000 people will congregate in the nation’s capital, some of whom will have travelled more than 40 hours by train. They will bring 7,500 soil samples from all over the nation, which will be used to plant a garden along the Kartavya Path, which connects the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. On that day, many seedlings will be planted, the official stated while declining to be identified. The soil samples will be used to establish an Amrit Vatika (everlasting garden).

The effort is a part of the “Meri Maati Mera Desh” campaign, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi started to honour soldiers who have given their lives in the line of duty and liberation fighters. According to PM Modi, several events will be held across the nation in honour of the martyrs, and commemorative inscriptions will be placed in villages all over the country.

Expressing gratitude to all the heroic people who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including freedom fighters, military troops, members of the central armed police forces, and state police, is an important part of the programme. They will have a Shilaphalakam (monument) erected locally in the panchayats, villages, and cities bearing their names.

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These inscriptions could be found close to Amrit Sarovars, nearby schools, or other well-known places. During the event, attendees are urged to take a selfie. Additionally, they should make the vow while holding a clay lamp and post it to the designated website.

1,926 Villages In The Nashik District Took Part In The Initiative

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As part of the nationwide “Meri Mati Mera Desh” programme, urns containing soil were ceremoniously delivered to the Nashik Zilla Parishad (ZP) in the presence of dignitaries led by the district guardian minister Dada Bhuse from each of the 15 talukas in the Nashik district.

All 1,926 of the villages in the Nashik district took part. They contributed a small amount of soil to fill the urns in their respective talukas by organising various events. Dignitaries, elected officials, regular citizens, students, business people, and even the families of the martyrs took part.

The district-level “Meri Mati, Mera Desh-Maati Ko Naman, Veeron Ko Vandan” campaign project in Jammu and Kashmir came to an end in Ramban. At the district headquarters, the Amrit Kalash from all eleven of the blocks. And all three of the municipalities gathered along with the Kalash Yatras.

Dr Shamshaad Shaan, the chair of the district development council, and Ramban Mussarat Islam, the deputy commissioner, received the Amrit Kalash as part of a vibrant cultural programme. In this, students and local performers paid tribute to the Indian martyrs with patriotic songs and dances.

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