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Ladakh gears up for Har Ghar Tiranga Movement, Here’s how you can take part in it

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As India gears up to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Independence, the central government has kickstarted a campaign called Har Ghar Tiranga to invoke the feeling of patriotism in all citizens. The campaign is part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s has urged the public to hoist the national flag in every household. Further, PM Modi has asked people to change their social media profile pictures to that of the tricolour. The drive to change the social media profiles has commenced today.

To commemorate freedom fighter, Pingali Venkayya’s birth anniversary on August 2, PM Modi urged people to change their profile picture to the Indian national flag, along with hoisting flags at homes from August 2 to August 15. The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign is a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, which is being celebrated to observe India’s 75 years of Independence this year.

 

HAR GHAR TIRANGA CAMPAIGN: HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Those who have accounts across social media platforms can participate by changing their profile pictures to that of the tricolour. Further, under the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, citizens have to hoist the national flag as per the rules of the Flag Code of India. The Flag Code is a set of rules and regulations devised by the government that pertains to the manufacturing, hosting, and disposing of, when the need arises, of the national flag. It also talks about the orientation, size, and base material of the flag. The code mentions various violations that can attract a fine or imprisonment as well.

For instance, as per the Flag Code of 2002, the National flag should not be unfurled from a single masthead, touch the floor, fastened in a manner that may damage it, or displayed in an inverted manner. Other restrictions include the national flag being used as a form of drapery, printed on handkerchiefs, or any dress material.

Various states have taken steps and measures to mark the campaign as a successful one. In Ladakh, the administration has asked all the departments to ensure every house hoists the flag on Independence Day. The same has been directed to all government and semi-government buildings.

The deputy commissioners of Leh and Kargil districts have instructed officials to ensure hoisting of the National Flag at all commercial buildings like hotels, shops and other business establishments.

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The RD&PRD was instructed to ensure flag hoisting in rural areas, especially at BDO offices, Panchayat Ghars and private houses.

It is informed that the RD&PRD and Rations Stores of FCS&CA will provide flags at village level where public can purchase the same at a nominal charge of only Rs 30 which is also seen as a contribution to reflect their patriotism.

As per reports,  50,000 flags would be provided by the Centre Government to Ladakh while an additional 18,000 flags will be made available by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department with the help of Self Help Groups and local artisans and 25,000 by Culture Department.

The soldiers of Indian Army in Ladakh are also taking part in this campaign by unfurling National Flag at different peaks of Ladakh.


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Besides hoisting National Flag at your house, office etc, one can also participate in the campaign by pinning a flag at your location online or upload a selfie with Tiranga at https://harghartiranga.com/

 

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