City turns into sea of tricolour

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City turns into sea of tricolour

Sunday, 14 August 2022 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Buildings lit in hues of the national flag, people hoisting ‘tiranga' atop their homes and vehicles, children carrying tiranga-inspired merchandise-— the national Capital has turned into a sea of tricolour ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebrations. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged Delhiites to hoist the national flag atop their houses, under the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign, beginning Saturday, saying the tricolour is the “honour and glory of the country”.

“The tricolour is our pride, honour, glory and life. Har Ghar Tiranga campaign is beginning from today. Do hoist the tricolour at your houses with pride,” he tweeted.

In the run up to the August 15 celebrations, adults and kids alike have started selling the national flag in different sizes at major intersections and roadsides in various parts of the city. The ubiquitous auto rickshaws in the city were also decked up with tricolours hoisted atop them. "We have been doing this every year, but as the country is celebrating 75th year of Independence this time, there is a special enthusiasm among the auto drivers. So, far over 5,000 flags have been distributed with the help of a social organisation. More flags will be given in the next two days," Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh general secretary Rajender Soni said.

The Kejriwal Government has planned to distribute 25 lakh tricolours among school children and people in every nook and corner of the national capital, and hold various other patriotic programmes to celebrate 75 years of the country's Independence.

Delhi BJP leaders took out ‘tiranga marches' in different parts of the city and distributed the tricolour to locals, urging them to hoist it atop their houses and shops. South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri took out a 4 km-march with party workers carrying the national flag in Sangam Vihar area in his constituency. He said 1.75 lakh tricolours will be distributed in the entire constituency. Leader of Opposition, Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri hoisted the national flag at his residence.

Former Union minister Vijay Goel distributed the tricolours in Shakti Nagar area. Party MP Manoj Tiwari too distributed the tricolours and took out a Prabhat Pheri in Burari area of his north east Delhi constituency, and in the evening led a ‘Tiranga bike rally' that passed through the iconic Signature bridge over the Yamuna river.

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