As part of the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the ministry of information and broadcasing has produced Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan', a short video collection. It is a series of inspiring short stories about seven Indian women who did something unthinkable, extraordinary, and out of the box for India. MIB Anurag Thakur on Tuesday launched 'Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan' in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Thakur said the initiative is to celebrate the achievement of women and others who inspire people across the country.
Thakur said "this initiative aims to bring out inspiring stories of Indians and these stories shall motivate and empower more people to achieve their goals". He added that this was a long term partnership where different themes and diverse stories will be highlighted. "Netflix will be producing twenty five videos on themes including women empowerment, environment and sustainable development and other days of significance. "Netflix and ministry will partner to develop a creative ecosystem by organizing training programs for post-production, VFX, animation, music production among others and will be organized on ground and virtually", he announced.
The Minister felicitated the inspiring Indian women who got featured in Netflix India's 'Azadi Ki Amrit Kahaniyan' series. In the video an environmentalist and Padma Awardee, Basanti Devi has been featured. She is credited for raising awareness campaigns and saving the Kosi river from drying up in Uttarakhand. Another woman featured in the short videos is Anshu Jamsenpa. She is a mountaineer and the first woman in the world to scale the summit of Mount Everest twice in a season and the fastest double summitter to do so within five days.
Featured in the short videos, Harshini Kanhekar is the first woman firefighter in India to join the list of women being recognized and honored under the 'Bharat Ki Lakshmi' campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L. Murugan, I&B Secretary Apurva Chandra, and others were present on the occasion.