Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Participation

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of it’s people, culture and achievements.

This Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of India who have not only been instrumental in bringing India thus far in it’s evolutionary journey but also hold within them the power and potential to enable Prime Minister Modi’s vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is an embodiment of all that is progressive about India’s socio-cultural, political and economic identity. The official journey of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” commences on 12th March, 2021 which starts a 75 week countdown to our 75th anniversary of Independence and will end post a year on 15th August, 2023.

The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an intensive, country wide campaign which will focus on citizen
participation, to be converted into a ‘Janandolan’, where small changes, at the local level, will add up
to significant national gains.

Deshbhakti Geet

As the nation marks its 75th year of Independence, let’s rekindle the sense of pride in our collective identity. In this period of Amrit Kaal, let us write new patriotic songs which will reverberate with the spirit of New India. The colours of one’s art, culture, song, music must certainly be filled in Amrit Mahotsav too.

Selection Criteria

Be it adolescents or adults, love and devotion towards our motherland has always found a special corner in all our hearts. In an effort to give voice to India’s patriotic soul, every Indian between the ages of 16-45 is invited to send in their entries here.

These patriotic songs can be in the mother tongue, can be in national language, and can be written in English too. But it is essential that these creations reflect the thought of new India; inspired by the current success of the country, it should be such that fuels the country’s resolve for the future.

The competition will be held in four stages to incentivize local flavours to emerge and be declared winners and also have the chance to compete at district, state and national level.

Deshbhakti Geet’ thus selected as National Winners will be provided a national platform. The winning compositions will be taken up by some of India’s most accomplished artists at a star-studded event hosted by the renowned lyricists and famous singers.

Proposed Timeline

Sr.No. Particular Location Date
1 Launch New Delhi 31/10/2021
2 Tehsil / Taluka Level Digital Participation Website – Virtual Mode 31/10/2021 to 31/01/2022
3 District Level TBD 15/02/ 2022 to 28/02/2022
4 State Level TBD 10/03/2022 to 31/03/2022
5 National Level TBD 13/04/2022

The entries will start on 31/10/2021 and the national level final will be held on 13/04/2022 (Baisakhi).

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Patriotic Lori Or Poetry

In a world that is swiftly becoming digital, this wonderful practice and our traditional loris (lullabies) also afford an opportunity to be told afresh – the same age-old stories but told in new formats or new stories told in tune with modern impulses. In order to revive this beautiful tradition and with it, preserve the local compositions for the generations to come, we are organising a Lori (Lullaby) competition for parents, guardians, and children across India.

Selection Criteria

Every Indian is invited to send in their entries here.

Loris (Lullabies) pertaining to patriotism, poems, songs, something or the other which can be easily recited by mothers in every home to their little children shall be eligible for the contest . In these loris (lullabies) there should be reference to modern India, the vision of 21st century India and its dreams.

Participants are encouraged to submit loris (lullabies) in their mother tongue but if the participant is conversant in more than one language then they can choose their language of choice.

The competition will be held in three stages to incentivize local stories to be told and be declared winners and also have the chance to compete at state and national level.

Winning Entries

The Lori contest will feature unique loris (lullabies) from every region across our vibrant country and the lori (lullaby’s) that stand out shall be rewarded publicly and will be provided a national audience.

Proposed Timeline

Sr.No. Particular Location Date
1 District Level Website – Virtual Mode 31/10/2021 to 31/01/2022
2 State Level TBD 10/02/2022 to 28/02/2022
3 National Level TBD 08/03/2022

The entries will start on 31/10/2021 and the national level final will be held on 08/03/2022 (International Women’s Day).

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Rangoli Making

A timeless and very important part of our vibrant culture can be found in the many hues of Rangolis, found at the entrance of almost every Indian household and at every auspicious occasion of celebration. For centuries, we have had a tradition of lending colours to festivals through Rangoli. The diversity of our country is visible in Rangoli. Rangoli is drawn in different states with different names and on different themes.

Selection Criteria

Every Indian between the ages of 16-45 is invited to send in their entries here.

Only entries for physical Rangoli designs shall be eligible for the contest. Digitally created Rangolis, that have not been physically made in real will not be considered as valid entries. Rangoli related to the freedom movement may be created, picture of a hero of the freedom struggle and depict an event of our independence movement with colours, hues of the Amrit festival.

The competition will be held in three stages to incentivise local art forms to emerge and be declared winners and also have the chance to compete at state and national level.

Proposed Timeline

Sr.No. Particular Location Date
1 District Level Each District 31/10/2021 to 14/01/2022
2 State Level TBD 20/01/2022 to 28/01/2022
3 National Level New Delhi 05/02/2022

The entries will start on 31/10/2021. Registrations is open till December 15th, 2021. Venue and Dates for District level, State level and National level competitions will be announced shortly.

Rules and regulations

  • Material for making Rangoli to be brought by the participants.
  • The Rangoli should be drawn in the space fixed by the judges. It will be same for every district for all the participants.
  • Fixed time limit will be allocated to the participants to draw the Rangoli.
  • No pencils and chalks are allowed to make rough sketches as it has to be traditional.
  • Authenticity and uses of traditional motifs will be given more weightage during the judgement.
  • The space provided will be of measurement 4 feet by 4 feet. Participants have to complete their art work within the given space.
  • Time duration allotted will be 2 and half hours. No extra time will be given in any case.
  • Decision taken by the judges will be final and shall be accepted by all.

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