Independence Day celebrations: “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign kicks off today

The “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring Tiranga home and hoist it to mark the 75th anniversary of India’s independence kicked off today.

The campaign launched as part of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, will run until August 15.

The central government has urged people to hoist or display the tricolor in their homes from August 13 to 15 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

A citizen, a private organization or an educational institution can hoist or display the national flag every day and every occasion. There are no restrictions on when the flag is displayed.

The government has amended India’s flag code to allow the tricolor to be displayed in the open and on individual houses or buildings day and night.

India’s flag code was amended last December, allowing the use of polyester, except cotton, wool, silk and khadi, for the manufacture of hand-spun, hand-woven flags. hand and machine made.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an Indian government initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of India’s people, culture and achievements.

The program plans to inspire Indians around the world to raise the national flag at home. The goal of the program is to make the relationship with the national flag more personal rather than keeping it formal or institutional.

The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and spread awareness of the tricolor flag.

Previously, Indian citizens were not allowed to hoist the national flag except on certain occasions.

That changed after a decade of legal battle led by industrialist Naveen Jindal, culminating in the historic Supreme Court ruling of January 23, 2004, which declared that the right to fly the national flag freely with respect and dignity is a fundamental right of an Indian citizen within the meaning of Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India.

Praising the Center and Prime Minister Modi for the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, Naveen Jindal urged all Indians to make ‘Har Din Tiranga’ their motto.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged citizens across the country to use “tiranga” as their profile picture on social media accounts between August 2 and August 15.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi said the Indian national flag does not just contain three colors in itself, but reflects pride in our past, commitment to the present and dreams for the future.

Addressing a rally from Tiranga to Surat via video conference, Prime Minister Modi reminded that in a few days India will complete its 75 years of independence and said we are all preparing for this historic Independence Day while the tricolor is hoisted at every street corner. from the country.

The Prime Minister expressed his joy that the Tiranga Yatras being held across the country reflect the power and dedication of the Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan.

“From August 13 to 15, the tricolor will be hoisted in every house in India. People from all walks of life, all castes and all creeds are spontaneously joining in one identity. That is identity of the conscientious citizen of India,” he said. said.

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