A flag collection initiative has been extended by various organisations in Bengaluru, post Independence Day, to prevent littering of flags across the city.
The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) was launched on August 9, 2016 by the commerce ministry to create an open and transparent procurement platform for government buyers.
Atul Goyal, member of United Residents Joint Action said, “The MCD provided us with guidance on how to properly get rid of any ripped flags located in our area.
Marking ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ initiative, flag hoisting was observed at many households, residential colonies and educational institutions.
Family members claimed that the electricity department installed the high-tension wire merely one and a half feet from their house a year ago and failed to remove it despite several complaints.
Har Ghar Tiranga: Not a single weaver got orders for national flags, says leader of AP Chenetha Karmika Sangham
"Today, we celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in a grand manner, but why do we forget the weavers," questions Pillalamarri Nageswara Rao.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign drew a seesaw counterview in the Naga-majority hills of Manipur.
Pingali Venkayya earned several titles, including Patthi (Cotton) Venkayya, Diamond Venkayya and Japan Venkayya. However, the name that stays forever is Jhanda (flag) Venkayya.
People in the city’s hinterland recall their deep connections with the freedom struggle and Partition that still evoke feelings of pride over the past and disappointment with the present.
Eighty-year-old Babu, living in a remote tribal hamlet in Joida taluk, had not seen the Tricolour for many years.
Several corporate houses and PSUs officials said they have undertaken special efforts to celebrate and promote the campaign.
The central government has launched the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign under which people are being encouraged to hoist the tricolour at their houses to mark 75 years of India's independence.
Patra, a social activist said they decided to hoist the tricolour every day to create awareness about the patriotic spirit among the people.
On August 14, 1947, the extremists of the Naga National Council had proclaimed independence from British rule. It was an attempt to be seen as separate from the Indian nation.
In the collage of video clippings, one video clipping shows RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also hoisting the national flag.
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign has also brought the focus back to the slowly receding programme of ‘Housing for All by 2022’ launched by the Prime Minister in 2015.
The tricolour has been displayed at all other metro stations to mark the historic milestone of India’s Independence.
It is a celebration of a milestone in the history of Indian Independence that is being celebrated with pride and gaiety across the country.
Criticising the modifications in the National Flag Code, villagers expressed their anguish and decided not to participate in the national campaign nor hoist the flag.
It is heartening to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi trying to make ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ a movement with the avowed intention of deepening the citizens’ connect with the National Flag.