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From Kathua To Kupwara, Kashmiris Upbeat About ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’

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By: Shabeer Ahmad
Updated: August 6, 2022 19:16
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SRINAGAR: From Kathua to Kupwara, people of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly children, are organising rallies, waving Tiranga, and are enthusiastically waiting to join ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign.

The campaign is being carried out under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tricolour home and hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence from August 13 to 15.

The idea behind the initiative is to instill a feeling of patriotism in people and to raise awareness about the Indian National Flag.

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“Our relationship with the flag has always been more formal and institutional than personal. Bringing the flag home collectively as a nation in the 75th year of independence thus becomes symbolic of not only an act of personal connection to the Tiranga but also an embodiment of our commitment to nation-building,” said a group of residents in Nishat.

To mark this momentous occasion, the J&K Administration is encouraging citizens to hoist the flag in their homes from August 13 to 15. Besides, the citizens can also ‘Pin a Flag’ virtually at https://harghartiranga.com, along with posting a ‘Selfie with Flag’ on the site.

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon all citizens to turn the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign into a mass movement by hoisting or displaying the national flag at their homes and using the Tricolour as display picture on their social media accounts.

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The J&K Government has also launched National Anthem Singing Competition 2022 for which anyone above the age of 13 can register upto August 7 on the portal https://tinyurl.com/NatAnthemdiprjk.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha recently chaired a meeting of senior officials to review the preparations for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign in J&K UT. He instructed the officers to identify families and houses of freedom fighters where police bands will play tunes, besides organizing one-week Prabhat Pheri programmes involving students, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers celebrating the memory of heroes of our freedom struggle.

The Home Department would ensure Tricolour is hoisted at all the offices of its different wings, including all police stations, besides Swachhata Abhiyan shall be organized at all the panchayats as well as urban areas.

The government has made all arrangements at district, municipal corporations and panchayat level for public participation in ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign.

Intensive IEC activities are being organised by Departments of Information, Culture, Higher Education, School Education and Youth Services and Sports. Deputy Commissioners have established panchayat-level committees of officers, PRIs, students, NCC/NSS cadets, colleges, socio-cultural organizations, political parties and Red Cross for distribution of flags.

Under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ programme, the Ministry of Education, Government of India directed all the states and UTs to organize Parent Teacher Meet on the theme ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’. All children, teachers and non-teaching staff in the schools were encouraged to hoist the national flags at their respective homes.

Directorate of School Education Jammu organized a Mega Parent Teacher Meet (PTM) in all the government schools of Jammu division on the theme ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to encourage parents and students to hoist the National Flag of India at their homes during Independence Day celebration week. More than 1 lakh students and parents were sensitized at the mega PTM.

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