Closing Ceremony of AKAM Iconic Week of MOF to be held

Jun 10: The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week of the Ministry of Finance will come to an end on Saturday, with the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman gracing the Closing Ceremony events in Goa.  The programme will include a number of events being showcased by the Central Board of  Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Departments of Revenue, Economic Affairs and Financial Services

The first event of the day will be the dedication of the National Museum of Customs and GST in Panaji followed by the inauguration of the GST Gallery. A short film titled ‘Dharohar’ will also be screened. 

In a bid to create awareness and spread tax literacy among people as well as children, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has developed some interesting ‘learn by play’ products. Finance Minister will launch a set of Board Games, 3D Puzzles and Comic Books under this series.

A customized ‘Snakes & Ladders” game aims to educate young children about Taxes.   Similarly, a 3D Puzzle ‘India Gate’ also aims to introduce children and young adults to the concept of paying taxes in an interesting manner.  A series of Digital Comic Books to spread awareness about income and taxes will also be released.

On this occasion, a short video on Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav will also be launched showcasing the contribution of taxes to the nation’s development and the reforms undertaken in the area of direct taxes.

An important AKAM theme is “Resolve at 75”. Accordingly, a music video created by the Department of Financial Services with the title “Pledge” will be released. In this video, the people in the Indian Financial Services sector take a vow to serve the people and the nation.

In collaboration with the Department of Posts, the Budget Division of the Department of Economic Affairs will be organizing the release of an album of a customized My Stamp, a Special Cover, and a Brochure highlighting the Union Budget’s contribution to the Indian Economy over the past 75 years. A short film showcasing the journey of Union Budget since independence would also be released during the ceremony.

Another highlight of the valedictory function will be the virtual inauguration of sand art by renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Puri Beach. The sand art is based on the theme ‘taxes for nation’s development. 

About Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and the  Iconic Week

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.  The official journey of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commenced on 12th March 2021 which started a 75-week countdown to the 75th anniversary of independence. 

The Ministry of Finance observed its Iconic Week from June 6-11 with a slew of programmes that included the launch of various citizen-centric initiatives, financial literacy programmes, lecture series, seminars and symposia, and observance of drug destruction day, cycle rallies etc. The events held during the Iconic Week are chronicled in an e-Coffee Table Book.


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