Display Tricolour at home from August 13 to 15, PM Modi urges people

Mr. Modi recalls the efforts of all those who dreamt of a flag for independent India

Updated - July 22, 2022 11:57 pm IST

Published - July 22, 2022 09:29 am IST - New Delhi

India will celebrate its 75th year of Independence on August 15. The government is planning to organise Har Ghar Tiranga initiative from August 13 to 15.

India will celebrate its 75th year of Independence on August 15. The government is planning to organise Har Ghar Tiranga initiative from August 13 to 15. | Photo Credit: KIRAN BAKALE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took to Twitter to ask Indians to hoist or display the national flag at their homes from August 13 to August 15 as a part of the Har Ghar Tiranga initiative of the government.

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In a series of tweets on Friday, which marked the anniversary of the adoption of the national flag in 1947, Mr. Modi said: “This year, when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, let us strengthen the Har Ghar Tiranga Movement. Hoist the Tricolour or display it in your homes between 13th and 15th August. This movement will deepen our connect with the national flag. https://harghartiranga.com (sic)”.

He recalled the efforts of all those who fought for freedom and dreamt of a flag of an independent India. “Today, 22nd July has a special relevance in our history. It was on this day in 1947 that our National Flag was adopted. Sharing some interesting nuggets from history including details of the committee associated with our Tricolour and the first Tricolour unfurled by Pandit Nehru. (sic),” he said, while tweeting photos of historic documents.

The website, harghartiranga.com, asks users to hoist a national flag and pin their location. As of Friday afternoon, 1.4 lakh flags had been pinned.

Saurav Bhaik, the founder and CEO of Tagbin, the company that developed the website and is working on the outreach for Har Ghar Tiranga, said the aim was to reach 5 crore pins. He added that an outreach programme would be rolled out soon.

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