Ahead of India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday changed his posting photo on social media accounts to a ‘tiranga’ (tricolor) to start a collective movement to celebrate the Indian flag.
“It’s a special August 2nd today! As we mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our nation is ready for #HarGharTiranga, a collective movement to celebrate our tricolor. I have changed the DP on my media pages and I urge you all to do the same,” the prime minister tweeted.
Other top BJP leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and JP Party Chairman Nadda followed suit and changed their display images. The ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement is part of the Centre’s ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Moahotsav’ campaign as the country celebrates 75 years of independence.
“At @narendramodi ji’s call to make the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav a memorable event, I put the tricolor on all my social media profile pictures today. To show the love and the respect for our national flag, I call on everyone to put on the tricolor as a DP of their social media accounts,” Amit Shah tweeted in Hindi with the hashtag “#HarGharTiranga.”
On his Mann ki Baat radio show on Sunday, Modi said the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ was turning into a mass movement and urged people to put ‘Tiranga’ as their profile picture of their social media accounts between August 2 and 15.
Modi also paid tribute to Pingali Venkayya, who designed the flag, on his birthday.
“Our nation will be forever indebted to him for his efforts to give us the tricolor flag, of which we are very proud. Drawing our strength and inspiration from the tricolor flag, may we continue to work for national progress,” he said. he declares.
The BJP government has considered the “Har Ghar Tiranga” initiative, urging people to unfurl the national flag at home between August 13 and 15.