Drive a festival for patriotic Indians, not political party’s programme, says BJP State chief
Bharatiya Janata Party State president Mahendra Bhatt said that all should participate in the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. Addressing party workers telephonically, he said that this campaign is not that of any political party but a festival for every patriotic citizen. He said that patriotism doesn’t entail only walking with the tricolor in hand but also means a commitment to fulfill national duties. “While participating in this campaign, we have to make a resolve that we will keep dedication to the nation foremost wherever we are, whatever we are doing.”
He said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the whole nation will join the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign from August 13 to 15. The aim of this campaign is to make the citizens realise their responsibilities towards the nation while encouraging them to commit to achieve the future goals. He said, “Important amendments have been made in the Flag Code to make this campaign successful. For the first time since independence, every citizen will be able to unfurl the national flag at his or her residence, commercial establishment or public place. For the first time after independence, the birth anniversary of the designer of the national flag- Pingali Venkayya was celebrated and his contributions were remembered.”
He also said that in this era when many things are online, a part of this campaign is also online with the Culture ministry taking an initiative to facilitate online display of the national flag. Bhatt said, “As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, for the first time all those revolutionaries and heroes are being remembered who were neither honoured properly nor remembered. Already, before the independence day, the tricolour is being displayed prominently on the internet. PM Modi changed the display picture on his social media accounts and put up the tricolour while also requesting others to do so. The impact of his request was seen immediately as a large number of Indians followed suit and got connected to this campaign,” said the BJP State president.