Har Ghar Tiranaga fervour: Shopper flock post offices, markets as demand for tricolour soars
Har Ghar Tiranaga The nation is celebrating its 70th anniversary of freedom on Wednesday with an enthusiasm and fervour that has not been seen in recent years. People have already started hoisting the tricolour at their homes, offices and markets. The flag symbolises our sovereignty, unity, integrity and identity as an independent nation state
In India, the National Flag is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion.
The flag is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (kesari), white and dark green; with a ratio of 2:3; with an Ashoka Chakra displayed in blue colour at its center. It was designed by Pingali Venkayya.
of the tri-colour will remain in the hearts and minds of the people.
The tricolour will remain in the hearts and minds of the people. People are buying it in different sizes, materials and capacities. They have left no stone unturned to show their love for motherland. This fervour will continue till August 15, 2019 when India gets freedom from British rule after almost 200 years.
BJP supporters buy national flags in different colour combinations to celebrate the foundation day of their party at a market in Kolkata on Wednesday. This year,
The markets are flooded with all sorts of tricolour. People are buying the tricolour in different sizes, materials and capacities. The demand for a multi-colour flag has gone up this year as people want their office to be decorated with it on August 15.
People buying tricolours in different colours combinations and sizes at Lakhsmi market in Kolkata on Wednesday
People buying the tricolour at Lakhsmi market in Kolkata on Wednesday
is being celebrated as Gantantra Diwas
Most of you might be aware that the country is celebrating Gantantra Diwas today, a day in which India became a republic.
It may not be popularly known that this day marks the anniversary of two significant events: firstly, it was on 26th January 1950 that Rajendra Prasad was elected as India’s first president by an electoral college consisting of members of Parliament and state assemblies; secondly, it was on this day in 1949 that the Constitution of India came into force after being adopted by the Constituent Assembly.
Both these events were held at Vigyan Bhavan here in New Delhi where all members of Parliament and State Legislatures gathered for their respective elections. The ceremonies were presided over by Dr Rajendra Prasad who later went on to become India’s first President under our new Constitution (itself drafted with great difficulty). On this occasion he said: “I pray to God that this Constitution may prove to be a blessing not only for us but also for generations yet unborn”.
with more fervour following abrogation of Article 370 and 35A that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir by the Centre.
With more fervour following abrogation of Article 370 and 35A that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir by the Centre, shoppers are flocking post offices, markets as demand for tricolour soars.
The two amendments on Article 370, which were made by the President after getting concurrence from the state government earlier this week, will be applicable with effect from October 31.
People across India have been celebrating the historic decision of revoking Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir. The decision has been welcomed by several people across India including Bollywood celebrities like Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar among others who took to their social media to express their views on it.
As India celebrates
As India celebrates the festival of colours, it’s time to pay homage to the national flag. The tricolour is a symbol of pride and patriotism, one that we hold dear not just during Independence Day celebrations but all year round.
The day of independence was marked on August 15, 1947 by Mahatma Gandhi. It was on this day that India achieved freedom from British rule after nearly two centuries as an imperial enterprise. On this occasion, our countrymen waved their flags in celebration and saluted their freedom fighters who fought for India’s independence from foreign occupation.
A national holiday across India has been declared for three days from August 15th until 17th to mark the 69th anniversary of Indian Independence Day (1945). During these times we are encouraged to wear or display our nation’s colors (saffron/white/green) with pride!
today, countrymen are leaving no stone unturned to show their love for motherland by buying tricolour in different sizes, materials and capacities.
Today, countrymen are leaving no stone unturned to show their love for motherland by buying tricolour in different sizes, materials and capacities.
“The demand for the national flag has gone up manifold since the birthdays of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr BR Ambedkar were declared as national holidays by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We have been selling national flags since morning and we still have stock with us. Normally, people buy one or two flags but we are selling them in bulk now,” said a shopkeeper at Sree Venkateswara Emporium in Mysuru Road here.
Even though these symbols of patriotism are not expensive — Rs 10 to Rs 20 per flag depending on its size — people are buying it to express their solidarity towards the country despite being busy with other activities related to Har Ghar Tiraanag celebrations such as cleaning homes and making rangolis on this festive season.
some people have already installed flags at their homes, others are still planning to do so before their friends and relatives visit them on this occasion.
Some people have already installed flags at their homes, others are still planning to do so before their friends and relatives visit them on this occasion.
“We have already started preparing for it and have installed flags at several places. The demand is high and we are doing our best to meet it,” said a trader in the west Delhi market. “Some people come from far off places just to buy the tricolour from us.”
The BJP is known for its nationalist ideology and has always encouraged fellow party workers to hoist the national flag on Independence Day.