The holy soil will be used for the installation of Amruta Vatika at 'Kartabya Path' on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31.
Swayam Sevaks (volunteers) carried the soil and set off for Delhi by a special train (Amrit Kalash Yatra) from the Bhubaneswar Railway Station.
Amrit Kalash Yatra is a special train under the 'Meri Maati Mera Desh' campaign.
Union Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan graced the occasion.
"Holy soil was collected from birthplaces of freedom strugglers and post-independence jawans and paramilitary forces, who laid their lives for the country, in 13,250 villages across the State. The collected soil was sent to Delhi by a special train. The soil will be offered to the Prime Minister on the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti on October 31. The soil will be used for the installation of Amruta Vatika," said Pradhan.
Earlier, pots containing soil were gathered at the Deen Dayal Park near Ram Mandir. They were taken in a grand Tricolour Process from Ram Mandir to the Railway Station at Master Canteen.
A 'Mo Maati Mo Desh' programme was organised at the railway station. Gracing the occasion, the Union Minister flagged off the train.
Holy soil from 7,500 blocks from across the country will be brought to Delhi for the installation of Amtruta Vatika, said Pradhan.
"Collection of soil boosted national integration, patriotism and brotherhood among citizens of the country," said Pradhan.
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