Union minister Nitin Gadkari today launched a campaign to connect people with the “Rashtra Raksha Mahayagya” to be held at the Red Fort Grounds here next month. In a function held at his residence, Gadkari unveiled a mobile phone number, issued by the organisers, where people can give a missed call to connect with the Mahayagya and get details about the event. The Mahayagya underscores the eight pledges to honour women, protect the Constitution, environment, public property, ensure cleanliness, exercise right to vote, rid the nation of corruption and eradicate casteism and communalism, which are important for nation-building, Gadkari said.
East Delhi BJP MP Maheish Girri, who has conceived and organised the Mahayagya, said that the eight ‘Sankalpas’ will “not only ensure the security of the country’s borders, but also pave the path of prosperity”. Noted artistes will give cultural performances on each day of the event, the organisers said. The Mahayagya will be performed by 1111 priests at a specially-created enclosure “Rashtra Raksha Mahayagya Nagri” at the Red Fort Grounds from March 18 to 25.