19 Jul, 2022 9:46a.m.

Central government officials asked to hoist tricolour at their residences


As part of the "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" celebrations, central government employees are required to hoist the tricolour at their residences and offices from August 13 through August 15.

People with knowledge of the situation said that the Cabinet secretary's office ordered ministries to ask their officers and staff to hoist the national flag in the lead-up to the 76th Independence Day celebrations. For the first time, members of the central government are required to raise the flag at their residences. The event occurs as part of the government's continuous "Har Ghar Tiranga" initiative, which encourages people to fly the flag in their houses.

As of publication time, the Cabinet Secretariat spokespersons had not responded to inquiries made to them on July 16.

A billion people will be affected by the scheme, which calls for 200 million households to fly the tricolour from August 13–15. The government claims that the programme aims to foster a greater sense of patriotism.

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated that "Har Ghar Tiranga" is a programme to take the "spirit of patriotism to the highest level into the hearts and minds of the people" during a meeting with chief ministers and administrators of union territories.

He claimed that both public and private institutions would be involved in this campaign to get every home in the nation to fly the national flag. Shah had also urged people to upload selfies on the dedicated "" by hoisting the flag at their homes. "If all the PSUs of the states, all employees of the states, and all employees of cooperative societies join this movement, then we will be able to achieve the target of 200 million very easily," Shah had said.

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