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<p>The Mahotsav is a series of events being organized by the Government to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India&rsquo;s Independence.<br />

<p><strong>About:</strong><br />
&bull; A Padyatra from the Sabarmati Ashram will be flag off at Ahmedabad in Gujarat<br />
&bull; It will be celebrated as a Jan-Utsav in the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari<br />
&bull; The Padyatra will be undertaken by 81 marchers from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to Dandi in Navsari, a journey of 241 miles that will end on 5th of April, lasting for 25 days.<br />
o The day marks the historic salt march of Mahatma Gandhi.&nbsp;<br />
o It was on 12th of March in 1930 that Gandhiji began the Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram against the Salt Laws along with 81 padyatris.<br />
&bull; A National Implementation Committee headed by the Home Minister has been constituted to chalk out policies and planning of various events to be undertaken under the Commemoration.<br />
&bull; State and Union Territories Governments are also organizing programs all over the country . In addition to these programs, the Archaeological Survey of India and Zonal Cultural Centres under the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth Affairs and TRIFED have planned various activities to mark the occasion.<br />

<p><strong>Source: PIB</strong><br />

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