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Amrit Kalash Yatra starts in Assam, to reach Delhi on October 28

Karbi Anglong: Amrit Kalash Yatra under "Meri Maati Mera Desh" programme started in Assam on Wednesday.
The programme, in the state, will be undertaken till October 26 and the urns will be brought to Delhi on October 28.

As part of the Yatra, soil has been collected from households of all villages and municipal wards of the state and it will be mixed together and put into urns in Guwahati on October 26.
Dr Numal Momin, Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly on Wednesday took part in the programme "Meri Maati Mera Desh" with Amrit Kalash at Dillawjan village under Bokajan assembly constituency in Karbi Anglong district and collected soil from the households of the village.

Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that from Guwahati, 270 urns with soil collected from different villages and municipality wards of the state will be sent off to New Delhi, while an equal number of urns will be kept at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati and it will be later used in the foundation stone laying of the state's proposed largest university at Gohpur.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on September 1 launched the yatra.

Under the event, every household, ward, and village will collect the ‘Mitti’ (soil) or grains in a pot from September 1-30, following it up from October 1-13th at the block and later from October 22-27th at the state level, and finally, from October 28-30th these 7,500 pots will reach New Delhi.

Launching the 'Amrit Kalash Yatra', Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will put soil from these Amrit Kalash in the Amrit Vatika created in Delhi in honour of our great "veers", which will keep on reminding every citizen that we must make India great during the period of Amritkal.

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