New Delhi: Ahead of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday put ‘tiranga’ as the display picture on his social media accounts urging the people to do the same and celebrate the tricolour in a special way this year.
During his latest Mann Ki Baat address, PM Modi had said that the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is turning into a mass movement and urged people to put ‘Tiranga’ as the profile picture of their social media accounts between August 2 and 15.
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“It is a special 2nd August today! At a time when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our nation is all set for Har Ghar Tiranga, a collective movement to celebrate our Tricolour. I have changed the DP on my social media pages and urge you all to do the same,” he said in a tweet this morning.
The Prime Minister also paid homage to the Pingali Venkayya, who had designed the flag, on his 146th birth anniversary today.
“Our nation will forever be indebted to him for his efforts of giving us the Tricolour, which we are very proud of. Taking strength and inspiration from the Tricolour, may we keep working for national progress,” Modi said.
The government has also organised a special event to celebrate the freedom fighter Pingali Venkayya in New Delhi today. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will felicitate the family members of Venkayya in the ‘Tiranga Utsav’ today. As part of PM Modi’s campaign, Shah will also launch the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ anthem and video during the event today.