Satish Aditya

Motihari :  Amrit Mahotsav  (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav),  a grand festival to  commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence was launched here on March 12 , 2021, marking the historical day of Mahatma Gandhis Dandi March, was organised here by Mmahatma Gandhi  Central University(MGCU), Motihari with much great enthusiam.

A big procession  was taken out bythe  students and teachers on  this occasion from MGCU Chanakya campus . It was flagged off by Prof Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor of  MGCU. After parading on main road  the procession reached  Gandhi Udyan where the students and teachers paid rich tributes  to Mahatma Gandhi on his bust. They also paid floral tributes to the  freedom fighters who  laid down their lives during freedom movement.

Addressing  the  students and teachers on the occasion, Prof Sanjeev Kumar Sharma,  VC ,  MGCU, said,” We have got independence  after  a long struggle and sacrifices made by freedom fighters hence there is need to follow the ideals  for which the  great leaders  and freedom fighters sacrificed themselves. The young
generations  should take lessons  from these heroes of  freedom movement. The university or colleges are not only for  teaching and learning but to make a sensitive and modern  society of  good citizens. We have to make a  stronger  democratic country, Atmnirver  Bharat.”  He further said that 75 Amrit Mahotsav  events
would be organised during 75 weeks at different places by MGCU to commemorate the occasion.

Mahatma Gandhi Champaran Satyagrah Smriti Samiti began Amrit Mahotsav on  March 12 to mark Bapus Dandi March  and  a padyatra was taken out from Charkha Park with national flag. The  Samiti members  offered floral tributes on the bust of Mahatma Gandhi. They also paid homage at the memorial installed erected in memory of the freedom fighters near Gandhi Smarak .Chandra Bhushan Pandey, President of the Samiti, said that the common men should take part  in this grand  festival to make India Atmnirver .”We should reach  out to poor people  in remote areas to ensure their welfare,” Pa ndey said.