19 states, 60+ locations 750+ Rangoli designs celebrating the power of girls.
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 its people, culture and achievements.
As part of the celebrations, Ministry of Culture is organizing‘Umang Rangoli Utsav’ on 24th January 2022 to celebrate National Girl Child Day. It aims to focus on the rights, education, and importance of the girl child.The event will showcase colorful rangoli decorations and inspiring messages on roads,street corners and squares named afterfemale freedom fighters, female role models and other inspirational personalities.
The pan India event, one of the largest initiatives of this kind is being organized at more than 60 locations covering 19 states across the country and is expected to generate 750+ designs celebrating girl power.
The theme of the these rangolis would be around the importance of “Girl Child”, “Women Empowerment” and celebration of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” in the country. They would showcasethe women who played an important role in shaping the present and future of India.This day holds immense significance for all of us as it spotlights the importance of a girl child and her rights in this country. The event will also raise awareness about initiatives such as the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao / Save the Girl Child, Educate the Girl Child campaign, Beti Zindabaad, etc. This day reminds us of the requirement to close the gender gap and give every girl child the equal opportunity to grow, have dreams and fulfill them.
Families of freedom fighters who fought valiantly to make India Independent are also being invited to be part of the event. Their presence not only offers us an opportunity to express our gratitude but also reminds us that our freedom would not have been possible without the sacrifices of our ancestors.
At Jaunpur, the event is expected to be graced with the presence and blessings of 119-year-old Maharani Devi Ji, wife of Shri Rameshwar Prasad Singh, freedom fighter from Jaunpur.
In Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh the event will be graced by the presence of family of Kunwar Chain Singh. Kunwar Chain Singh was the Prince of Narsinghgarh who fought the British in 1824 and was one of the first freedom fighters of India.
The events will see participation from contestants who are taking part in the #unityincreativity challenge, artists’ organizations and students of various universities and schools. With more and more people from local community participating in the event it will be a joyful celebration characterized with ‘Jan Bhagidari’.