‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’: Javadekar inaugurates photo exhibition in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar today virtually inaugurated photo exhibitions at seven different places across the country including Bhubaneswar as part of the ongoing ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12 inaugurated the curtain raiser activities of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav [email protected]’ in commemoration of India’s 75 years of independence.

While inaugurating the photo exhibitions, Javadekar said the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is being organised at 75 places across the county. “Amrit Mahotsav pays tributes to the contributions of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Subash Chandra Bose, Ambedkar, prominent leaders and revolutionaries including Khudiram Bose, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, who have earned us our freedom,” said Javadekar.

He further said it is important to make people aware of the story of independence in their own languages. “In the coming days, the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ will be celebrated on a much larger scale,” said the Union Minister. Following the inauguration of the exhibition, Javadekar tweeted, “Effective exhibitions set up by BOC across the country will educate the populace on the ethos of freedom struggle and envision our path for next 25 years. Inaugurated 7 such exhibitions today. I invite people to visit these venues and leave with a piece of history with them.”

The exhibition held at Jaydev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar today is being organised jointly by the Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) Bhubaneswar and the Bureau of Outreach Communication (BOC) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting along with Information and Public Relation Department and Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department, the Government of Odisha.

The photo exhibition showcases the story of India’s freedom struggle from 1857. The story has been told through as many as 49 panels where pictures and information of the country’s freedom fighters ranging from Mahatma Gandhi, Subash Chandra Bose, Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel to Odisha’s freedom fighters Veer Surendra Sai and Rama Devi among others have been put up. The photo exhibition will continue till March 16.

Akhil Kumar Mishra, Director ROB Bhubaneswar; Subodh Kumar Acharya and Sanjay Mishra, Deputy Directors of Culture Department, Odisha among other officials of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting were present on the occasion.

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