New Delhi [India], August 13: ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign kicks off today and, on the occasion, Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to countrymen to hoist the national flag at their homes from August 13 to 15.
Earlier on Saturday morning, Amit Shah hoisted the national Tricolour at his residence in New Delhi along with his wife.
Shah also paid tribute to heroes who sacrificed everything for the Motherland.
While taking to his Twitter handle, Amit Shah wrote, "Tiranga is our pride. It unites and inspires everyone Indian. On PM Narendra Modi ji's clarion call of Har Ghar Tiranga, today hoisted a Tiranga at my residence in New Delhi and paid tributes to our valorous heroes who sacrificed everything for the Motherland."
The Minister said, "I appeal to all countrymen to hoist the Tiranga at your home from 13th-15th August and be a part of this campaign of awakening the spirit of patriotism in every heart".
"Also, upload your photo with the Tiranga on http://harghartiranga.com and inspire others for the same."
Meanwhile, ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign aims to encourage people to hoist Tiranga at their home to mark the 75th year of Independence Day. The campaign licked off today and will run till Independence Day i.e. August 15.
There is no restriction on the timing of flag display.
The government has amended the Flag Code of India to allow tricolour to be displayed in the open and on individual houses or buildings day and night.
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, handwoven and machine-made flags.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of India's people, culture and achievements.
-PTC News with ANI inputs