Har Ghar Tiranga
Har Ghar Tiranga
August 13, 2022
The Indian National Flag represents free India, evoking patriotism in the hearts of the masses. One can proudly associate the ‘Tricolor’ with the many brave souls who dedicated, even gave up their lives, so that the National Flag could fly high. From the moment it was first hoisted, it has symbolized all our victories as a nation.
The National Flag of India (in its present design) was adopted in the meeting of the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July 1947, days before India gained Independence on 15th August 1947. The colors of the National Flag of India hold great significance and were chosen distinctively to portray the spirit of India. Saffron indicates strength and courage, white indicates peace and truth and green stands for fertility and growth. The Chakra present in the center of the Flag symbolizes motion, progress, and advancement.
The dignity of the National Flag of India is governed by the Flag Code of India and its amendments. It describes the conventions, practices, and instructions for the display of the National Flag.
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home from 13th -15th August 2022. Our relationship with the flag has always been more formal and institutional rather than personal. Bringing the flag home collectively as a nation in the 75th year of independence thus becomes symbolic of not only an act of personal connection to the Tiranga but also an embodiment of our commitment to nation-building. The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.
This initiative is especially focused on engaging the youth of the country, to inspire them to take a moment to reflect and pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives, so that their future generations could grow up in a country that was free. “Pin a Flag” and “Selfie with Tiranga” are initiatives under Har Ghar Tiranga that are especially focused on the youth. Herein, one can virtually hoist a flag by “pinning it” through www.harghartiranga.com. Here you can also upload a selfie with the National Flag.
Since its announcement on 22nd July, this campaign has witnessed participation from all walks of life. NGOs and Self-Help Groups from across the country are actively contributing to large-scale flag production and making them available to the masses. The vision of honouring the National Flag is becoming a reality and another milestone celebration of the people of India, by the people of India.
Events are being held across the country to celebrate and popularize Har Ghar Tiranga, from the ‘Tiranga Utsav’ event held on 2nd August 2022 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya—the freedom fighter who designed the Indian National Flag, to bike rallies to local events in communities and villages. Each such initiative has witnessed tremendous Jan Bhagidari and is a testimony to the spirit of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.