31 Oct 2023

PM Modi launches ‘Mera Yuva Bharat’ portal, says MY Bharat organization will play huge role in country's development


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Mera Yuva Bharat organization will play a huge role in the development of the country.

PM Modi also launched the 'Mera Yuva Bharat Portal' at the concluding ceremony of the Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign. He laid foundation stone for Amrit Vatika and Amrit Mahotsav Memorial developed from soil collected from every part of country.

PM Modi presented Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Awards to top 3 performing  States or Union Territories: 1. Jammu and Kashmir, 2. Gujarat and 3. Haryana and Rajasthan

He presented Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Awards to top 3 performing Ministries - 1. Ministry of External Affairs, 2. Ministry of Defence; and Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Education for joint 3rd position

Youth can together achieve every target: PM


On the occasion, PM Modi said, "While we are culminating an event, on the other hand, this is the beginning of the new resolution. In the 21st century, the Mera Bharat Yuva organization will play a big role in the development of the country. Meri Maati Mera Desh is an example of how the youth can together achieve every target."

Mera Yuva Bharat (MY Bharat) is being established as an autonomous body to serve as a one-stop whole-of-government platform for youth of the country.

Prime Minister Modi also compared the public participation in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign with the Dandi Yatra of 1930.

"On the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel everyone is witnessing a historic 'mahayagya' at the Kartavya Path. Just like people got together for the Dandi Yatra, similarly Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav made new history with the scale of people's participation," he said.

While participating in the concluding ceremony of Meri Maati Mera Desh-Amrit Kalash Yatra, in Delhi PM Modi also applied a teeka on his forehead with the soil.


PM watched a digital exhibition

Prime Minister Modi also watched a digital exhibition during the concluding ceremony.

The programme also marks the closing ceremony of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Explaining why soil was used as an element for the culmination of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Prime Minister cited the words of a poet and said that it is the soil of the land where civilizations have flourished, humans have progressed and it holds the imprint of eons.

“India’s soil has consciousness. It has a life form that has prevented the downfall of civilization”, Modi said, noting how a multitude of civilizations have collapsed while India still stands strong. “The soil of India creates an affinity for the soul towards spirituality”, he said as he highlighted the numerous sagas of India’s valor and touched upon the contributions of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.


Meri Maati Mera Desh

Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign is a tribute to the Veers and Veeranganas who have made the supreme sacrifice for the country. In the spirit of Jan Bhagidari, the campaign comprises many activities and ceremonies conducted across the country at Panchayat/Village, Block, Urban Local Body, State and National levels.

The activities included building of Shilaphalakam (Memorial) to express heartfelt gratitude to all the bravehearts who have made the supreme sacrifice; ‘Panch Pran’ pledge taking by the people at Shilaphalakam; planting of saplings of indigenous species and developing ‘Amrit Vatika’ (Vasudha Vandhan) and felicitation ceremonies for honoring the freedom fighters and the families of deceased freedom fighters (Veeron ka Vandan), among others. 



2.3 lakh Shilaphalakams built in 36 States/UTs

The campaign became a massive success, with over 2.3 lakh Shilaphalakams built in 36 States/UTs; nearly 4 crore Panch Pran pledge selfies uploaded; 2 Lakh plus ‘Veeron ka Vandan’ programs nationwide; more than 2.36 crore indigenous saplings have been planted; and 2.63 lakh Amrit Vatikas created under the Vasudha Vandan theme across the country.


Amrit Kalash Yatra

‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign also includes the Amrit Kalash Yatra, which comprises a collection of mitti (soil) and rice grains from over 6 lakh villages in rural areas and from wards in urban areas, which is sent to block level (where mitti of all villages in the block is mixed) and then to the state capital. The mitti from the state level is sent to the National Capital, accompanied by thousands of Amrit Kalash Yatris.

On Monday, the Amrit Kalash Yatra witnessed all the states and UTs represented by their respective blocks and Urban Local bodies putting mitti from their Kalash in one giant Amrit Kalash in the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.  The Amrit Vatika and Amrit Mahotsav Memorial, whose foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister, will be built from the soil collected from every part of the country.

Meri Maati Mera Desh campaign was envisaged as a culminating event of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav began on 12th March 2021 to celebrate 75 years of India's independence. It has since witnessed more than two lakh programmes organized throughout the country with enthusiastic public participation.


MY Bharat

‘Mera Yuva Bharat’ - MY Bharat is being established as an autonomous body to serve as a one-stop whole-of-government platform for the youth of the country. In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to provide equitable opportunities to every youth of the country, MY Bharat will leverage technology to provide an enabling mechanism across the entire spectrum of the Government so that they can realize their aspirations and contribute to the building of ‘Viksit Bharat’.

The aim of MY Bharat is to inspire youth to become community change agents and nation builders and enable them to act as the ‘Yuva Setu’ between the Government and the citizens. In this sense, ‘MY Bharat’ will provide a major boost to ‘Youth Led development’ in the country.

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