75 weeks prior to August 15, 2022, celebrations marking 75 years of Independence are proposed to be launched across India

To commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence on August 15,2022, the government under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has constituted a 259-member National Committee by issuing a gazette notification on Friday.

The National Committee members include dignitaries and eminent citizens from all walks of life. The Committee will provide policy direction and guidelines for formulation of programs for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence, at the national and international levels.

The celebrations are proposed to be launched 75 weeks prior to August 15, 2022 i.e. on March 12, 2021, which is the 91st anniversary of the historic Salt Satyagraha led by Mahatma Gandhi.

In order to discuss modalities relating to preparatory activities under the commemoration beginning from March 12, 2021, with the members of the High Level Committee, it has been decided to convene the first meeting of the Committee on March 8, 2021.

In his Independence Day speech of August 15, 2017, the Prime Minister had said,” If each one of us, irrespective of where he belongs to, strives with a new resolve, a new energy, a new strength, we can change the face of the country with our combined strength in the 75th year of our independence in 2022. It will be the New India – a secure, prosperous and strong nation. A New India where there is equal opportunity for all; where modern science and technology play an important role in bringing glory for the nation in the global arena.”