Bharat Nirman Programme

BHARAT NIRMAN Action Plan for promotion of ‘Communal Harmony’ is sponsored by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for implementation by the ALL INDIA CENTRE FOR URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT. ‘The Project aims at presenting the story of our freedom struggle from the secular humanist angle for creating a mass movement for strengthening India’s unity and integrity and for deepening our Indianness.
The Programme was planned to synchronise with the path-breaking events and milestones from the annals of the momentous saga of our freedom struggle reminding us of the tremendous upsurge of patriotic fervor and sacrifices which united the entire country. The watershed years of the revolution must inspire us forever.
The mode of implementation was designed to ensure people’s participation such as Peace March, ‘SIT AND DRAW’ competition, elocution contests, seminars and debates etc., Cultural Programmes on ‘National Integration and Communal Harmony’ and felicitation offreedom fighters.
The first phase of ‘BHARAT NIRMAN’ Action Plan, had been implemented in 14 states and one Union Territory with the observance of 39 events. The second phase taken up as a tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth centenary and it commenced from 21st October, 1995 by observing the ‘Commemoration of Martyrdom of Baji Raut’ on the 10th October, 1996 at Dhenkanal, Orissa. A total number of 36 events were observed at 33 places in the country encompassing 19 states and 2 Union Territories in the second phase.
The ALL INDIA CENTRE FOR URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT prepared a year-long calendar consisting of 365 events, dedicating one programme a day of India’s freedom struggle to commemorate its 50 years of Independence with the hope that observing these events in different parts of the country would mirror the death defying spirit of the Indian people and the spirit of freedom.