The Centre has decided to celebrate this Independence Day as ‘Sankalp Parva’ and asked the people to dedicate themselves to social causes and share their ideas to make a India a better Place.
The 70th Independence Day on August 15 this year is to be celebrated as the ‘Sankalp Parva’, said the Ministry of Personnel.
Terming Quit India Movement as an important milestone, the government has asked people to take a pledge to create a new India that is strong, prosperous and inclusive.
The Quit India Movement or ‘August Kranti’ began on August 9, 1942. “Under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, people across India, in every village, city, transcending all barriers came together with a common mission to uproot imperialism,” the order said.
As the nation would be observing 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement this year, five years from now i.e. in August 2022, we will complete 75 years as an independent nation, it said.
“This five-year period, from 2017-2022, gives us an unique opportunity of ‘Sankalp’ to ‘Siddhi’ towards a new India. Hence, August 15, 2017 be celebrated as the ‘Sankalp Parva’ or the Day of Resolve, and in 2022 our nation will transform that resolve into ‘Siddhi’ or attainment,” it said.
This five-year period can ignite the transformation that will create an India, which our freedom fighters will be proud of, it said.
During his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, the prime minister had said that in this month of August, the month of the Quit India Movement, let us come together and resolve: Dirt-Quit India; Poverty-Quit India; Corruption-Quit India; Terrorism- Quit India; Casteism-Quit India; Communalism-Quit India.