LG flags off ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ rally at Dal Lake; reviews preparations

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SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday flagged off the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ rally at the iconic Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Tiranga Utsav is a celebration of ideals and aspirations of the country. I appeal to everyone to join this campaign by hoisting the Tricolour on their homes from 13th to 15th August, said the Lt Governor.

Hundreds of Shikaras under District Administration’s Tiranga Utsav, carrying the Tricolour rowed together in the Dal Lake instilling the spirit of nationalism and peace, as part of the celebrations commemorating the 75 years of Independence.
The rally commenced with the Police Pipe Band playing the National Anthem.
Pertinently, ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is witnessing huge participation of the people.
Aftab Malik, DDC Chairperson Srinagar; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir; Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Mohammad Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
Later, Sinha chaired a high level meeting with Deputy Commissioners and senior officials, at the Civil Secretariat, to review the preparations for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, which will start from Saturday, August 13.
Har Ghar Tiranga is a celebration of spirit of Janbhagidari and Jan Andolan. Schools and colleges are organizing programmes recalling the contribution of freedom fighters and unsung heroes of the freedom struggle. It is turning out to be the biggest Jan Mahotsav on the earth. The journey of our future will now be defined by self-reliance and self-respect,” Lt Governor said.
Observing that ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign in J&K is receiving overwhelming response from all quarters, the Lt Governor exhorted officials to encourage the PRI members, prominent citizens, political parties, Youth clubs, government officials and common people to come forward and imbibe the true spirit of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav.
Amrit Kal Khand is a golden opportunity for retrospection and preparation for a leap into the glorious future, the Lt Governor added.
The Lt Governor asked the Administrative Secretaries, DCs, SSPs, HoDs to lead the campaign and directed for organizing programmes of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign at prominent and iconic places, tourist spots, border villages, besides illuminating the most conspicuous buildings and spots all over the UT in tricolor.
He also instructed for identifying houses and families of freedom fighters, and conducting Prabhat Pheris involving students, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers, besides integrating Covid precautionary dose with the campaign.
The Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and SSPs shared the programmes being conducted in their respective departments and districts.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; R K Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department; Dilbag Singh, DGP;. Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir; Administrative Secretaries; Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Divisional Commissioners; Deputy Commissioners; SSPs, besides other senior officers attended the meeting, in person and through video conferencing.