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Sinha flags off ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ rally at Dal Lake

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Says Amrit Kal Khand is golden opportunity for retrospection and preparation for leap into glorious future

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha flagged off the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ rally at the Dal Lake here on Friday.

Tricolours flying on hundreds of Shikaras under the district administration’s ‘Tiranga Utsav’ rowed together in the iconic lake as part of the celebrations commemorating the 75 years of Independence, an official spokesman said.

He said the rally commenced with the police pipe band playing the national anthem, adding, the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is witnessing huge participation of the people.

“Tiranga Utsav is a celebration of ideals and aspirations of the country,” LG Sinha said.  “I appeal to everyone to join this campaign by hoisting the national flag atop their houses from August 13th to 15th,” he added.

Later, LG 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 the 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,” LG said.

Observing that ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign in J&K is receiving overwhelming response from all quarters, the LG 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 LG added.

According to an official press release, the LG 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 LG; Divisional Commissioners; Deputy Commissioners; SSPs,  besides other senior officers attended the meeting, in person and through video conferencing.

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