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Forward Of Independence Day, PM’s Name To Use Nationwide Flag As Profile Image


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged individuals to place the “tiranga” (‘tricolour’, the nationwide flag) as their show photos on media profiles between August 2 and 15. In his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio broadcast, he flagged a motion known as ​​’’ (tricolour on each home) being organised from August 13 to fifteen. “Allow us to additional this motion by hoisting the Nationwide Flag at our houses,” he stated.

The drive is a part of ‘’ (‘Pious Competition of Freedom’), which has been celebrated with a number of occasions and schemes within the lead-up to the seventy fifth anniversary of Independence this 12 months. The PMs stated it is turning right into a mass motion.

On selecting August 2 to start the social media profile-picture drive, he stated the date marks the delivery anniversary of Pingali Venkayya, “who designed our nationwide flag”.       

Venkayya’s preliminary design in 1921 — which he offered to Mahatma Gandhi — was, in reality, barely completely different from what ultimately grew to become the nationwide flag, but it surely served as a prototype. His design had the three colors that we’ve right this moment, however had a charkha (spinning wheel, a logo of self-reliance) on the centre. 


A stamp issued in reminiscence of Pingli Venkayya (additionally spelt Venkaiah) by the Indian authorities in 2009. (Picture:

PM Modi additionally referred to “Madam Cama”, whose full identify was Bhikaiji Rustom Cama, as having performed “a key function in giving form to the nationwide flag”. Her model from 1907 had three colors too, moreover a number of cultural and spiritual symbols, with ‘Vande Mataram’ within the centre. 

For the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ marketing campaign, the central authorities has additionally tweaked the Flag Code. Now, all types of supplies can be utilized for making the flags — polyester, cotton, wool, silk and Khadi bunting materials — whereas earlier machine-made and polyester flags weren’t allowed. There may be additionally no restriction on the scale of the flag, neither on the timing of its show. Earlier, the flag was allowed to be flown solely from dawn to sundown.

In line with an official assertion, over 20 crore nationwide flags can be unfurled on prime of homes for the three days.

, within the deal with, primarily centered on occasions to have fun Independence. “Individuals from all walks of life and from each part of the society are collaborating in several programmes throughout the nation,” he stated. “When India completes 75 years of its Independence, all of us are going to witness a wonderful and historic second.” 

He spoke of some schemes of his authorities, too. Gala’s of a number of cultures additionally discovered a point out, as did Ayurveda. He additionally congratulated sportspersons who achieved success throughout July.

“A couple of days in the past the outcomes of Class 10 and 12 have been declared throughout the nation,” he additional stated, “I congratulate all these college students who’ve achieved success via their onerous work and dedication.”



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