Updated: 06 September 2022 17:26 STI
New Delhi [India], September 6 (ANI/GPRC): Not all superheroes wear capes, some wear tricolors! The story of India’s national flag, which became the focal point of all eyes of the world as India celebrated 75 years of independence on August 15, 2022, began at a meeting of the Constituent Assembly on July 22, 1947. After January 26, 1950, the tricolor continues to serve as the national flag of the Republic of India. The term “tricolor” refers to the three main colors represented there: saffron, white and green!
In the wake of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, celebrating 75 years of Indian independence, on July 22, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign and invoked the participation of all Indians to celebrate the remarkable 75-year journey of the Indian liberation movement.
The campaign became a resounding success, especially on social media platforms, ensuring that our country’s young audiences were able to connect with the national flag. Through various means, like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc., the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign has reached every home, every locality, every town and city across the country, with the tricolor flying proudly in digital formats and across rooftops. , on windows and doors, on bicycle handles as well as on auto-rickshaws, trucks, buses, etc. There is no doubt that Indians responded massively to PM Modi’s call and embraced the tricolor like never before! In fact, Prime Minister Modi, the first Prime Minister in the history of India, appealed to his compatriots in this way and asked them to own the national flag, starting a new era in the history of the tricolor. .
The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign is perhaps the first campaign of its kind launched by the government to receive such a level of public engagement across India. Quite naturally, contact with the national tricolor has made netizens aware of the stories of these superhuman men and women who carried the tricolor in their hearts and hands long before the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. These inspiring stories about Indians from remote places in India, captured embellish on AmritMahotsav’s social media would warm your heart and inspire you for many more Independence Day celebrations.
1. Sharad Chandorkar of Jhansi
The 67-year-old gentleman has been making a daily Tiranga yatra for a decade, having been inspired by the courageous life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi. No matter it is sunny or rainy, he rides his bicycle and leaves his house every morning at 5 a.m. to carry the national flag through the streets of Jhansi until 7:30 a.m. When asked what motivates him to collect the flag daily, he replied, “My goal is to educate the public and raise awareness of the value of our national flag. I am inspired by historical figures like Rani Laxmi Bai, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Swami Vivekanand.” Sharad Ji is a true Indian whose determination to fly the tricolor high has made him a well-known figure to the natives of Jhansi.
2. Aluda, Rajasthan
Sometimes it’s a place, more than a man or a woman, that carries a deeper connection with history. Like the village of Aaluda in the Dausa district of Rajasthan, which has an ancient connection to Khadi, the fabric that represents India’s challenge to British rule. The tricolor flag hoisted in Lal Qila on August 15, 1947 was made with Khadi woven in this village. In fact, the village of Aaluda has been home to dozens of Khadi weavers since before independence and weaving the Khadi which was used to make the very first tricolor flag to be hoisted in the very first celebration of the Independence Day. independence of India, he assured Aaluda a place in the golden pages of history. .
3. Sanjeevani of Ratnagiri
For all Indians, Bharat Mata is a concept that we can carry in our hearts and minds, but Sanjeevani of Ratnagiri, Pune went ahead and manifested Bharat Mata in the form of an idol, whom she worships every day inside a ‘Mandir’ that she built for herself. In this temple, Sanjeevani prays Bharat Mata daily and also worships Tiranga as well as the Constitution of India. All of this is done with the help of her meager pension, which she also uses to help those in need.
4. Akhtar Qureshi of Raipur
Every morning for several years, Akhtar Qureshi dresses in the colors of the national flag and walks the streets of Raipur in Chhattisgarh, to spread the message of love, harmony and patriotism among the people, with a huge Tiranga in his hands. It is therefore no wonder that he is popularly known as “Tiranga Man” throughout the country. Inspired by the sacrifices of millions of freedom fighters, Sh. Qureshi also spread social empowerment messages to raise awareness of burning social issues.
Har Ghar Tiranga has ignited a burning desire among all Indians to associate themselves with the tricolor on a more personal level, in a public manner. However, the rare and unique stories of people from different backgrounds, from different parts of the country are inspiring on many levels. Therefore, in order to maintain this emotional fervor and to honor the feelings of millions of Indian martyrs who gave their lives for the motherland, this is a journey, which should not end anytime soon.
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