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Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah addressed the 'Tiranga Utsav' programme organized on the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya who designed the Tricolour in New Delhi today

Posted On: 02 AUG 2022 10:15PM by PIB Delhi

Shri Amit Shah honoured the family members of Shri Pingali Venkayya and issued a postage stamp in his memory, also launched the tricolour theme song

Today is the 146th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter, Shri Pingali Venkayya, who made our national flag the symbol of our honour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed that from August 2, everyone should place the tricolour on their social media profiles and from August 13 to 15, by hoisting the tricolour in their homes, tell the world that India is marching ahead to be great again under his leadership

Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan is a message to the world that every citizen of India is working unitedly to advance the nation’s prosperity, security and culture according to the imagination and aspirations of the makers of our Constitution

By taking an oath with the tricolour, our soldiers of surrender their all on the borders, seeing this tricolour, crores of farmers across the country toil to feed the world

Pingali Venkayya who designed our tricolour, unselfishly devoted his life to our national interests as a silent servant based on the principles of Gandhiji and Lokmanya Tilak

Shri Pingali Venkayy connected India in a garland of unity by integrating hopes, enthusiasm and the people’s reverence in three colours, on behalf of the grateful nation, Shri Amit Shah said he bows to Shri Pingali Venkayya

The Union Home & Cooperation Minister told the youth that every Har Ghar Tiranga is your campaign, this is a campaign to once again launch the making of a great India, join this campaign and hoist the tricolour at your home and take a selfie with it and upload it on www.harghartiranga.com

After taking over as the Prime Minister, Shri Modi has increased global respect for the tricolour

Under the leadership of Modi, an India is being created which is self-reliant, which takes pride in its past and is not only confident about the future, infact the outline of the future is clear among the youth of the country

If patriotism is awakened in the youth, then this gives great power to the nation, which gives new energy and momentum to the development of the country

This year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is a time to take a pledge to make India the best in every field and if by 2047 crores of Indians unite and fulfill these resolutions, then Mother India will be the Vishwaguru

 

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah addressed the 'Tiranga Utsav' programme organized in New Delhi today on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shri Pingali Venkayya, who designed the Tricolour. On this occasion, Shri Amit Shah honored members of the family of Shri Pingali Venkayya and also released a postage stamp in his memory. The Union Home Minister also launched the theme song ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’.

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The Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North-Eastern Region Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Minister of Railways, Shri Ashwini Vaishnav, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi and Minister of State for Communications Shri Devusinh Chauhan, were among the many other dignitaries who attended the programme.

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In his address, the Union Home Minister said today is the 146th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter Shri Pingali Venkayya, who designed the tricolour which is the pride, honour and the symbol of our Nation. Shri Shah said by taking an oath with the tricolour, our soldiers of surrender their all on the borders, seeing this tricolour, crores of farmers across the country toil to feed the world and as a symbol of our nation this tricolour is in every citizens’ heart.

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Shri Amit Shah said that this is the year of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has started the programme of Har Ghar Tiranga from August 13 to 15 this year. He asked the people to imagine the day when the tricolour is flying proudly in over 200 million homes across the country, it is then that the importance of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav will come alive to us. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed that from August 2, everyone should place the tricolour on their social media profiles and from August 13 to 15, by hoisting the tricolour in their homes, tell the world that India is marching ahead to be great again under his leadership.

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The Union Home Minister said that there are three objectives behind the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. First, through the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, present the stories of thousands of those brave freedom fighters such as Shri Venkayya who sacrificed their lives for freedom knowingly or unknowingly, before the youth. During the 90 years of the Freedom Struggle from 1857 to 1947, lakhs of people sacrificed everything to free the country from the clutches of the British, and this is the year which has become the medium to pay tribute to those martyrs. Second, in the 75 years after Independence, India has achieved much in different fields, and this is the occasion to make the citizens in and outside the country aware about this. The third objective is, that the 25 years from Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to the Centenary of independence is the period to take a pledge. It is the year for every citizen to take a pledge about how and where India will be in every field in 2047 and to make India the best. If everyone fulfills the pledge taken during this year then Mother India will definitely become a ‘Vishwa Guru’

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The Union Home Minister said we should never forget the journey of how the tricolour was made. If we understand the journey of the creation of the tricolour followed by its acceptance by the Constituent Assembly, then we cannot forget Shri Pingali Venkayya. This great Telugu servant of the Nation and Freedom Fighter united India in a garland by integrating the hopes and reverence of crores of Indians in three colours. The Union Home Minister expressed his gratefulness on behalf of the the Nation and bowed in respect to Shri Pingali Venkayya. He said Shri Pingali Venkayya , who designed the tricolour, silently devoted his life to the nation without self-interest, following the principles of Gandhiji and Lokmanya Tilak. When the country accepted the tricolour, the tricolour became the pride and honor of our Nation.

Shri Amit Shah said national flags journey began on 7 August 1906. In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi gave the task of designing a new national flag to Shri Pingali Venkayya. On 29 December 1943, the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the tricolour at Port Blair. He said the saffron colour of the flag symbolizes sacrifice and valor, the green colour symbolizes prosperity and the white colour symbolizes peace and unity. In the middle, the 24 sections of the Dharma Chakra symbolize the unity of India. Today the world looks at India and our national flag with respect.

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The Union Home Minister said from 2014 till today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has globally increased the respect for India. If there is any problem in the world, until the views of the Prime Minister are sought. Millions of people had sacrificed their lives just to see this day. The making of an India that is self-reliant, that takes pride in its past, which  is not only confident of its future, but whose youth have clarity about the future, the creation of this New India is foremost for Shri Narendra Modi, and under his leadership matters are taking place according to his vision. Shri Amit Shah said once the ideal of patriotism is awakened in the youth, then it becomes a great force for the Nation and provides energy to make the country great.

 

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