NEW DELHI :
From putting in 500 flag masts to holding programmes on the lives of freedom fighters, the Delhi authorities announced a slew of measures on Tuesday to advertise patriotism and mark the seventy fifth yr of India’s independence.
The ₹69,000-crore budget, based mostly on the theme of patriotism, pays tribute to the freedom fighters and goals to work in direction of constructing the capital and the nation as envisioned by them, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia mentioned whereas presenting the budget for 2021-2022 in the Assembly.
Grand events beneath ‘Festival of India’ and ‘Indian Classical Music Festival’ have been among the many main highlights of the 75-week-long celebration, to be held from this Friday until August 15 subsequent yr.
“The authorities plans to put in spectacular waving Tricolour at 500 locations throughout Delhi,” Sisodia, who additionally holds the finance portfolio, mentioned.
“We will enhance our whole metropolis in such a manner that even in the event you cross by means of one or two kilometres in Delhi, they are going to discover a flag waving excessive,” he mentioned. “For this, an quantity of 45 crore is proposed in the budget.”
The authorities has allotted ₹10 crore every for programmes and events on the life and occasions of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and architect of the Constitution B R Ambedkar to encourage and instill the sense of patriotism in the youth.
The cultural programmes that shall be showcased through the celebration will spotlight the town’s function in the freedom movement, its journey in the final 75 years and the “imaginative and prescient of Delhi” in 2047 when India will full its 100 years of independence, he added.
Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal, who termed the budget “wonderful”, mentioned the emphasis on patriotism was the “defining function” of the budget.
In addition to celebrating 75 years of independence, Kejriwal underlined the necessity to have a future imaginative and prescient — what ought to the nation seem like when it completes 100 years of independence.
“The basis of the 2047 imaginative and prescient must be constructed right now. I imagine that the inspiration has been laid down in right now’s budget,” he mentioned in a press convention.
The budget additionally noticed allocation of ₹26 crore for the federal government scheme granting an ex gratia of ₹1 crore to the kin of the personnel dying in the road of obligation.
To be sure that widespread residents get the advantage of meditation and yoga, it announced offering instructors ”on demand” for colonies throughout the town and marked ₹25 crore for a similar.
The budgeted outlay, pegged at ₹69,000 crore, is the best until date. It was ₹65,000 crore and ₹60,000 crore in 2020-2021 and 2019-20 respectively.