DEHRADUN: Treacherous terrains and perilous paths can’t waver the dauntless sprit of patriotism.
This Independence Day, the Tricolour will fly high at Mana, the last village of India in Chamoli district adjacent to the India-Tibet border.
More than 8,000 officials and employees across 3,000 post offices spread in 13 districts of Uttarakhand are reaching out to people in the remotest corners of the hills to make ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign a huge hit.
Postmen and officials are travelling to landmarks of Uttarakhand walking, trekking tens of kilometers like Mana and Char Dham shrines etc to showcase the national flag as well as organise ‘Prabhat Pheris’ (morning rallies) and walks as well as marches involving schoolchildren.
AP Chamola, the post master general, Dehradun — postal circle which is responsible for postal services in Uttarakhand, told The New Indian, “We had targeted distributing 2 lakh national flags but managed to distribute more than 2.4 lakh. We still have 3-4 days of time and we will manage to distribute at least 3.5 lakh national flags till then.” Uttarakhand government plans to hoist the national flag on more than 20 lakh homes across the hill state.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had launched the campaign on August 1 in Dehradun. Under the ongoing ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to mark the 75th Independence Day of India, nationwide ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign has been launched by the Centre.
Meanwhile, due to high demand of the national flag, sale of the Tricolour has spiked in the hill state. Shri Gandhi Ashram Khadi Bhandar, which used to sell 10-15 flags daily, now sells up to 150 flags per day. Ram Kunwar Chauhan, the sales executive of the ashram, told The New Indian, “We are getting a lot of orders and up to 150 flags are being sold every day.”