Pune : Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Collects Soil and Grains from Households Across the City Under Amrit Kalash Yatra Initiative

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Pimpri, 15th October 2023 : In a heartfelt gesture under the “Majhi Mati, Maja Desh” initiative, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation conducted the “Amrit Kalash Yatra” to collect soil and grains from various parts of the city. The collected soil and grain will be sent to Delhi via Mumbai where ‘Amrit Vatika’ will be built near the National War Memorial. It is a part of the central government’s initiative to collect soil and grains from various parts of the country.


Additional Commissioner Vijay Kumar Khorate expressed his gratitude towards the people’s representatives and citizens for their enthusiastic participation and cooperation in these activities. He also extended his appreciation to the diligent officers and employees of the Municipal Corporation for their dedication.


The program commenced at Bhakti Shakti Chowk in Nigdi and featured a warm reception of Naval Officers, accompanied by patriotic songs. Additional Commissioner Vijayakumar Khorate conveyed his sentiments during the event.


The dignitaries present at the ceremony included Additional Commissioner Ulhas Jagtap, Deputy Commissioner Ravikiran Ghodke, Mininath Dandavate, Former Deputy Mayor Shailaja More, Sharad alias Raju Misal, Chief Security Officer Major Uday Jarande, Special Officer Kiran Gaikwad, and Naval Officer Captain M Satyanarayana Murthy from “Khamri Mo Sikkim.” Several other military personnel, as well as municipal employees and citizens, graced the occasion with their presence.


The event began with the dignified offering of wreaths to the statues of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Saint Tukaram Maharaj by distinguished guests. The Amrit Kalash, symbolizing unity, was gathered from the eight Zonal Offices and handed over to Additional Commissioner Khorate and Jagtap during the program.


Additional Commissioner Khorate shared insights into various programs initiated under the guidance of Commissioner Shekhar Singh within the municipal jurisdiction. The event also marked the unveiling of memorial plaques honouring the martyrs at two central locations in the city, along with the plantation of 75 indigenous trees at various sites to commemorate the 75th year of Indian Independence. A felicitation ceremony was conducted to acknowledge the families of freedom fighters, martyrs, and ex-servicemen, emphasizing the city’s deep-rooted respect for the soil and heroes.


Furthermore, the program included an informative presentation on the impressive car rally “Khamri Go Sikkim,” which aimed to educate students and youth about the opportunities and prospects in the army. The rally, involving 45 naval officers and senior officials of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, spanned from September 24 to October 15 and received a warm welcome from Additional Commissioner Khorate and Jagtap.


The ceremony resonated with patriotic fervour as Sagar Athwal and his colleagues presented the rousing patriotic song “Zanda Uncha Rahe Hamara.” The program was skillfully moderated by Public Relations Officer Prafulla Puranik, who also led the participants in reciting the Panchapran Oath. Deputy Commissioner Ravikiran Ghodke extended his gratitude to all those who contributed to the success of the event.