Rajouri, April 22, 2021: Field Outreach Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Rajouri organised a Webinar today on “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” with a special focus on the contributions of Freedom Fighters, their role during the freedom struggle against British rule in India. The webinar was organised under the overall supervision of Miss Neha Jalali, Deputy Director, Regional Outreach Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India J&K and Ladakh UTs and Press Information Bureau, Jammu. The Webinar was organised in close coordination with Government Degree College, Poonch and DIC, Poonch.
In her key note address, Neha Jalali, Deputy Director, highlighted the importance of celebrations of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. During her interactions with participants she said that role of Freedom fighters, Moderates and revolutioners can never be forgotten. She also informed that Regional Outreach Bureau, Government of India has already started a number of activities to aware masses about the freedom struggle of India against British Rule.
Prof. Syed Mussafar Hussain Shah, Principal Government Degree College, Poonch who was heading the team of Resource persons provided an Overview of India’s Independence and highlighted the role of Indians against British Rule and supreme sacrifices of various freedom fighters to free India from British Rule. He was of the view that such webinars would go a long way in creating awareness of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav which has been designed to pay homage to our freedom fighters.
Prof. Fateh Mohammad Abbasi, while speaking on Revolt of 1857, said that the revolt of 1857 was a big jolt to British rule in India and described the revolt as eye opener and a basic path for democracy of India. Quoting the examples of Mangal Pandey and various freedom fighters he said that the contributions of those Freedom fighters played a pivotal role in attaining the Freedom. He also urged that such Webinars should be organised frequently to aware mases about Freedom struggle of India’s Independence.
Prof. Shazad Banday, spoke on the contributions of unsung Freedom Fighters and their role in India’s Independence. He said that Mother India saw the sacrifices of millions of revolutionary leaders and Freedom Fighters to Free India from the cruel rule of Britishers. He described unsung freedom fighters as fierce as others, had the courage to stare death in the eyes, and at last dedicated their lives for the cause of Independence. They kept the Wheel of revolution rolling around and compelled the Britishers to leave our Country.
Shri Pardeep Khanna, Cultural Activist and a renowned personality of Poonch district also participated in the webinar as a guest speakers. In his address he highlighted the contributions of various Poets in India’s Independence. He also recited poetry on Pre and Post 1857 Era and paid tributes to various Freedom Fighters of India’s Independence.
Shri Khursheed Yousuf. Field Publicity Officer, Udhampur while welcoming the dignitaries said that these webinars are part of the celebrations of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and need to be organised with the support and coordination of various agencies/ departments.
Shri Shahid Mohmad Lone, Field Publicity Officer, Anantnag presented the vote of thanks and extended his gratitude to Principal Govt. Degree College, Poonch, guest speakers and all participants for sparing their valuable time and extending their cooperation, coordination in support in making the webinar successful.
The Webinar was moderated by Shri Gurnam Singh, In-charge Field Outreach Bureau, Rajouri.