Madhya Pradesh to hoist 1.50 cr Tri-colours on I-Day

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The review meeting was attended by cabinet minister Bhupendra Singh, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, DGP Sudhir Saxena, Personal Secretary (cultural) Shivshekhar Shukla and some more…reports Asian Lite News

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday reviewed the preparation of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ (Tri-colours at every home) programme, a Centre’s initiative to mark 75th anniversary of Independence Day.

During the two-day campaign from August 13 to 15, fixed by the Centre, the Madhya Pradesh government has set a target to hoist 1.50 crore Tri-colours across the state. Out of total 1.51 crore tri-colours to be hoisted, 51 lakh of them will be received from the Centre, while the rest one crore will be made in the state itself.

The review meeting was attended by cabinet minister Bhupendra Singh, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, DGP Sudhir Saxena, Personal Secretary (cultural) Shivshekhar Shukla and some more.

During the meeting, the chief minister was apprised that the state has so far received around 20 lakh Tri-colours from the Centre and remaining 31 lakh will be received soon.

Further, around 63 lakh Tri-colours have been prepared by ‘self group’ of women. “Tri-colours are being made by self group of women across Madhya Pradesh. The government will set up around 36,000 centres across 52 district to distribute and sale these Tri-colours. Individuals will also be allowed to buy Tri-colours and distribute them in the society,” Shukla added.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister directed district administrations to hold meetings and prepare a detailed plan regarding ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ programme.

He also appealed religious and social leaders along with politicians and other groups in the state to encourage people to hoist Tri-colours at their homes on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the Independence Day.

The next review meeting will be held on July 8.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday suggested people to put the Tricolour as profile pictures on their social media accounts from August 2.

Addressing his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister said: “I have a suggestion that from August 2 to 15, all of us can place the Tricolor in our social media profile pictures.”

He said that under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative, a programme called ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ will be organised from August 13-15.

“By becoming a part of this movement, from August 13 to 15, you must hoist the Tricolor at your residence, or adorn your home with it. The Tricolor connects us, inspires us to do something for the country,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister mentioned that August 2 also has a special connection with our Tricolor.

“This day is the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkaiah ji who designed our national flag. I pay my respectful homage to him. Talking about our national flag, I will also remember the great revolutionary Madam Cama. Her role in shaping the Tricolor has been very important,” he said.

The Prime Minister mentioned that Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is taking the form of a mass movement and people from all walks of life and from every section of the society are participating in the initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence.

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