Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
Participating actively in the unforgetful journey of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), to commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has said it has left no stone unturned to participate in a big way.
Since the key components of Mahostav are to fulfil the dream of good governance and Swachh Bharat besides awakening of the nation, the civic body has taken a slew of measures to achieve the goals of AKAM celebrations, it said.
The SDMC’s participation has been people-centric in the main. The Mahaotsav is being observed in minutest of act like using AKAM logo in office stationary to placing banners, posters and hoardings carrying messages related to “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” in offices & buildings.
“The market within SDMC jurisdiction has been filled with AKAM stickers and the same is continuing in other public places. To evoke feelings of patriotism among the officials/staff and to remind them of their nation’s glory, beauty, and rich heritage, national song and national anthem are being played in the beginning and end of SDMC’s sessions and social media platforms have been harnessed to spread the message of AKAM to one and all,” it said.
“To convey the grand message of our freedom fighters and instill in them the spirit of patriotism, many events like poem recitation, painting and jingle making competitions based on “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” are being organized by SDMC in its schools. The songs and festivities held during AKAM have been uploaded on YouTube Channel. A unique initiative in the form of ‘Wall of Freedom’ in all SDMC schools has been started wherein a wall is earmarked depicting life and stories of freedom fighters and art-work done by students and teachers,” said the civic agency.
As Swachh Bharat is the core component of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation has been trying to move ahead shoulder-to-shoulder in this endeavour as well.
“Under the initiatives, the Civic Body has ensured branding of as many as 15 circles/roundabouts and has painted a total of 68 flyovers, walls, metro pillars and prominent office buildings. Apart from providing civic services on a regular basis, special focus is being given to ensure cleaning, sweeping and sanitation in various nooks and corners of the city. Cleaning of back-lanes, commercial markets, central verges, flyovers area, parks, public toilets, market areas, commercial complexes, road sides, pavements, and vacant plots are being cleaned on priority basis.
“Swachhta Anthem “Har Dhadkan Hai Swachh Bharat Ki’ is being played on all auto tippers deployed to collect garbage from households.
“The Mahotsav cannot be complete without celebrating the hard and tireless work being put in by Safai Karamcharis. The corporation has been facilitating the safai karmcharis for their untiring efforts to keep the city clean and their selfless service as corona yuddha (warrior). The civic agency has been organising ‘Heritage Walks’ to celebrate the grandeur and rich legacy under AKAM and has been associating the Mahaotsav with Fit India Movement,” it said.