GoI’s : Tribute to NorthEast ‘Ashtalakshmi’ features in official calendar

GoI’s : Tribute to NorthEast ‘Ashtalakshmi’ features in official calendar

GUWAHATI: Northeast the diverse and land of hidden treasures, the Center recognized the potential of the region to drive future development, and recognized a month of “Ashtalakshmi” in the official “Government of India Calendar” for the year 2023. What is allocated for? , as the eight states of the North East are fondly referred to by the Prime Minister.

“Focused on enhancing life and celebrating the hidden potential and treasures of the Northeast, Ashtalakshmi is the theme for December (2023),” read the caption alongside a picture of the prime minister, dressed in traditional tribal attire and with a group of People of the area were seen talking together.

In particular, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the eight states in the Northeast Ashtalaakshmi as it reflects the importance of trade, commerce, natural resources and diverse culture of these eight states for India’s prosperity and calls it a composite India. Seen as a step towards construction.

Among all the months, it is noteworthy that December is the month that dedicates and honors a specific region of the country, adding to the significance of the homage.

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur released the Government of India’s official calendar for the year 2023 in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the calendar is a reflection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s belief in building an inclusive India.

Thakur said the calendar includes a stunning collection of 12 images depicting NorthEast a dynamically growing India.
He highlighted that the 12 themes of the 12 months are “a reflection of the government’s hard work for public welfare.”

The minister reminded that the calendar was being printed in physical form after a gap of two years when the calendar was brought out only in digital form.

Calling it one of the best creations of the government, Thakur said that this year the calendar, available in both digital and physical form, will be a means of disseminating information about the government’s interventions and welfare initiatives.
“The purpose of conveying this message is to take it down to the grassroots through the distribution of the calendar in all panchayats of the country,” the Union minister said.

He further said that this edition of the calendar will showcase both the achievements of the government so far and the commitment for the future, hence the theme ‘New Year, New Year’.

It will be made available in 13 languages ​​including Hindi and English and will be distributed to all Government offices, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Health Centres, Navodiya and Kendriya Vidyalayas, Block Development Officers in Districts and District Magistrate offices and available for purchase. Will be. by public sector bodies and autonomous bodies,” he said.

11 lakh copies will be printed and 2.5 lakh copies will be distributed in regional languages ​​to Panchayats.
About the calendar

Calendar 2023 reflects the commitment of the Government of India to bring about inclusive development in line with the vision, initiative and leadership of the Prime Minister.

Each month highlights selected governance principles and policies that have contributed to nurturing a strong India.

The topics for the respective months are:

As India entered Amrit Kaal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-named the Rajpath as Kartavya Path on 22 September. This act is a symbol of breaking the shackles of colonial mentality and moving forward on the path of duty towards our nation.


The month of February is dedicated to “Kisan Kalyan” or farmer welfare programs. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has rightly said that farmers are the pride of our country and the government has implemented several policies aimed at empowering farmers to build a prosperous India.

March is the month to honor the spirit of Indian women – Nari Shakti. Thanking the women in every home, we are here to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. It is a month to celebrate all the women who have broken the glass ceiling and made a mark for themselves and set examples for others. The Government of India awards ‘Nari Shakti Praskar’ every year to women achievers.

Emphasis on education reforms is one of the main agendas of the government. This goal is the essence of the Prime Minister’s slogan, “Padhe Bharat, Badhe Bharat”, and the theme for April is Shikshit Bharat. With reforms like the New Education Policy introducing ground-breaking changes in primary, secondary and higher education, the Indian education system is undergoing a long-awaited overhaul.


The month of May is reserved for Skill India programme. The National Skills Development Mission aims to train over 30 crore people in India with a wide range of skills through streamlined institutional approaches. Skills will ensure that no youth in the country fails to reach their true potential.

World Yoga Day is celebrated all over the world on 21st June. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India movement to encourage people of all ages to adopt a physically active lifestyle in India. The theme of the month, Fit India, Hit India, takes the mantra of fitness to every home in India.


No discussion on health is complete without reference to environmental health. India has been at the forefront of choosing healthy alternatives that are climate-friendly. Mission Life is designed to develop programs so that people can adopt a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ lifestyle.

The outstanding performance of Indian athletes, not only in Olympics and Commonwealth Games but also in international sports organized for differently abled persons, has made us all proud. The theme for August is Play India. From offering support to Indian athletes at the grassroots level to building world-class infrastructure, Khelo India promises to take India to the top of the podium in all sports.

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, or “The World is One Family” is the theme for September. Based on “One Land, One Family, One Future”, India’s G-20 presidency takes this ancient Indian paradigm to the global stage. It says that interests and concerns affect all people equally, and that we should cooperate to improve the quality of life of every living being on the planet.


While reaching for the stars, our eyes are also focused on meeting the basic needs of the country. The government has affirmed the right to food of all Indians through the National Food Security Act. The theme for the month of October, therefore, is food security.

Inspired by our Prime Minister’s passion to make India self-reliant, the theme for November is Self-reliant India. And this dream has come true with the launch of INS Vikrant on September 2, 2022. It is the first aircraft carrier to be built in India at Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Focusing on enhancing life and celebrating the hidden potential and treasures of the Northeast, the Prime Minister has called on the eight states of Northeast Ashtalaakshmi. It shows the importance of the trade, commerce, natural resources and diverse culture of these eight states to India’s prosperity and is seen as a step towards building a composite India.

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