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Coal Ministry to celebrate ‘Iconic Week’ under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from March 7

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New Delhi: To celebrate and commemorate the 75 years of Independence and as India enters into the Amrit Kaal, the Ministry of Coal is organising special events and programmes throughout the country from March 7 to March 11, as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Iconic Week celebrations.

The Iconic Week celebrations will be inaugurated by the Minister of State for Coal, Mines and Railways Raosaheb Patil Danveon on March 7 at Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi. It would also have participation from senior officers of the Ministry of Coal led by the Ministry of Coal's Secretary and also from other Ministries and PSUs. Domain experts are being invited for talks on various areas commemorating our journey in the coal sector and its relevance today.

As part of the celebrations, a series of commemorative events and activities have been planned by the Ministry that will showcase the best of India’s achievements in the coal sector and also lay down the roadmap for the future. It will also highlight the initiatives and achievements in the field of sustainable mining, reducing carbon footprints and aiming carbon neutrality, import substitution through efficient mining operations, creating a positive impact on the socio-economic conditions of the local communities or rural population in mine areas and the emergence of cutting-edge clean coal technologies such as coal bed methane and hydrogen from coal.

The broader mandate of the Ministry of Coal is to work towards the twin goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat in ensuring energy security and sustainable development and generating self-reliance in tapping the full potential of coal resources and securing our energy needs.

The government is celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” to mark 75 years of progressive India and its elegant history. The official journey of AKAM commenced on March 12 which kick-started a 75-week countdown to our 75th anniversary of independence and will end on August 15, 2023.

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