New Delhi, August 13: The 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, encouraging people to bring the national flag home and hoist it to mark the 75th year of India's independence, kicked off on Saturday.
On the occasion, Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with his wife Sonal hoisted the Tiranga at his residence in the national capital on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) also hoisted the national flag across the borders, its centres and deployments in the various areas across the country, observing the "Har Ghar Tiranga" campaign.
The Force is showcasing the national flags at its Border Out Posts, which are positioned high above the 3,488 km India–China border, and is also spreading awareness of the campaign among those who live near the border. A special song was also released by The Force. A special "Jai Hind" song was written by ITBP jawan Arjun Kheriyal and dedicated to the nation's brave soldiers who carry out their duties with zeal and the highest standards of professionalism.
The 75th anniversary of India's independence campaign, launched as part of "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav," will continue til; August 15. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence, the Central government has asked citizens to hoist or display the tricolour in their houses from August 13 to August 15.
The National Flag may be hoisted or displayed on any day or occasion by a citizen, a private business, or an educational institution.
Earlier, Indian citizens could only hoist the National Flag on specific occasions. However, now there is no restriction on the timing of flag display.
The Government of India has launched an initiative called Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate and celebrate 75 years of independence as well as the prestigious history of India's people, culture, and achievements.
The goal of the programme is to encourage Indians worldwide to display the flag at home. Instead of just keeping it formal or institutional, the program's goal is to make the relationship with the national flag more personal.
The purpose of the initiative is to instil a sense of patriotism in the public and raise awareness of tricolour.
-PTC News with ANI inputs