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New Delhi : Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) Prahlad Singh Patel will lead the Padyatra (Freedom March) from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad, on March 12, 2021, on the beginning of glorious ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ (India@75).The padyatra will be flagged off by Prime Minister  Narendra Modi.

Patel will lead the first 75 km of Padyatra with 81 social workers from different states till  March 16, 2021, till it reaches Nadiad, Gujarat. It was on March 12, 1930, that Gandhiji began the Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram against the Salt Laws along with 81 padyatris., according to a PIB release

During the Padyatra, the Culture Minister will stay overnight with the Padyatris at the place of night halt and the Padyatra will start from the same place the next day. Patel will meet and interact with the local people at the place of night stay. Starting from Sabarmati on March 12, this march will continue till it reaches Nadiad on March 16. Similarly, a group of 81 youths from Gujarat will also start a padyatra from Sabarmati on March 12 and these padyatris will go up to to Dandi.

Prahlad Singh Patel
आज़ादी के 75 वर्ष को #अमृतमहोत्सव #AmritMahotsav के रूप में मनाया जा रहा है।मा प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी के मुख्य आतिथ्य में 12मार्च 2021 को साबरमती से इस महोत्सव का शंखनाद होगा ।प्रधानमंत्री के नेतृत्व में देश के 75 स्थानों पर आज़ादी के अमृत महोत्सव की शुरुआत होगी @PMOIndia