Jammu, Aug 07: As a part of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, North zone Cultural Centre Patiala, (Ministry of Culture, Government of India) in collaboration with Bhartiya Kala Kendra organised a cultural programme at Raipur Satwari on Sunday.
On the occasion, Former Legislator and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vikram Randhawa was the chief guest, while Ramesh Chib Secretary, Bhartiya Kala Kendra, Avtar Singh Naib Sarpanch, Capt (Retd) Kehar Singh, Kusum Tikkoo, Lokpal Chouhan, Mandeep Chib, Hans Raj, Kamal Kumar, Narinder Chib and many others were also present.
While addressing the gathering, Former Legislator said that ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence.
“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”, Randhawa said, adding that the idea behind the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.
A brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Har Ghar Tiranga is a campaign under the backing of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The campaign aims at encouraging people to bring the Tiranga or tricolour home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India's independence.
“At a time when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our nation is all set for Har Ghar Tiranga, a collective movement to celebrate our Tricolour”, Randhawa said, adding that “I have changed the DP on my social media pages and urge you all to do the same”.
He informed that the Government has amended the Flag Code of India to allow the tricolour to be displayed in the open and on individual houses or buildings through day and night, adding that the Flag Code of India was earlier amended in December last year allowing the use of polyester, apart from cotton, wool, silk and khadi for making hand-spun, hand-woven and machine-made flags.
“A citizen, a private organisation or an educational institution may hoist or display the national flag on all days and occasions. There is no restriction on timing of flag display,” former legislator stated.