Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the light and sound show ‘Jai Hind’ at Red Fort in New Delhi today. Union Culture Minister Shri G Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Culture, Smt. Meenakshi lekhi, Lt. Governor of Delhi Shri VK Saxena, Ministers of State and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
In his address, Union Home Minister said that there will also be a Matrubhumi show, in which India’s history of thousands of years has been integrated in a wonderful manner. He said that this program is starting in the year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and this journey of making historical places of India a place of inspiration is starting from here today.
Shri Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has organized several programs during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to make our young generation acquainted with the countless martyrs who sacrificed their lives to free India from slavery. He said that to make India topmost country in the world in every field till centenary of Independence, Modi ji has asked all of us to take a resolve for Amrit Kaal. Shri Shah said that this journey is also a journey of taking resolutions from 75 years of independence till the centenary of independence and it is also a time to take a pledge as to where the country will be at that time.
Union Home Minister said that with the collective effort of the 130 crore people of India, we have to show our resolve to make the country first in the world. He said that for last 8 years, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, strong determination, energy and confidence to walk in one direction can be seen in people of the country. Shri Shah said that India should move ahead with two resolutions of India first, and, India foremost.
On the ocassion Union Minister for Culture, tourism and DoNER Shri G.K Reddy said that Central Government is making all efforts to conserve and preserve historical monuments for future generations. He urged everybody to join hands in taking forward the heritage, culture and traditions of India.
The new avatar of Light and Sound Show at Red Fort titled ‘Jai Hind’ is a dramatic presentation of the bravery and the history of India from the 17th century to the present day.
The one-hour long Light and Sound Show ‘Jai Hind’ is divided into three parts .The show brought life key episodes from India’s history including the rise of the Marathas, the 1857 War of Independence, the rise of the Indian National Army and the INA trials, the fight for Independence and India’s continuing progress over the past 75 years by using all forms of performance art – projection mapping, live action films, light and immersive sound, actors, dancers and puppets. The 3-part show was showcased at different monuments inside Red Fort starting with Naubatkhana to Deewan–e- Aam to Deewan-e-Khas.