Jammu Kashmir: A large number of students took part in a painting competition held under the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign organized by Hamdaniya Mission High School Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The competition was held on Tuesday by the Zonal physical education office Pulwama in collaboration with the school.
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
Various activities are being conducted by different departments and schools across Kashmir Valley and the painting competition was part of this initiative.
While speaking to ANI, Physical education Officer Pampore, Mehraj Andrabi Zonal said, “Under the directions of district administration Pulwama, we have organized painting competition at Hamdaniya Mission High School Pampore and we are happy that students were thrilled about this event and the theme of this painting competition was Dandi March and Jallianwala Bagh.”
The students lauded this initiative by the school and other departments. They made sketches of the National Flag, Bhagat Singh and Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters.
“This is the first event after COVID in which we are participating. I hope this type of programme will be held every year because we learn a lot through these activities,” said a student, Syed Imran.
The Principal of the school, Nisar Ahmad said, “This completion aims to tell the students the importance of the National Flag and these types of activities are then chain through which the students connect with their nation. This will surely motivate them.”
The ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav is a big hit in Jammu and Kashmir with a large number of people joining the celebrations to mark the 75 years of India’s Independence.
In Pulwama, the campaign has gained momentum as students, besides taking active part in essay, painting and singing competitions, are also participating in Tiranga rallies in all educational institutions in the district.
PM Modi had earlier called upon all citizens to turn the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign into a mass movement by hoisting or displaying the national flag at their homes and using the ‘Tiranga’ as a display picture on their social media accounts between August 2 and August 15 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.”
“Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, from the 13th to the 15th of August, a special movement – ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is being organized. Let us further this movement by hoisting the National Flag at our homes,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while addressing the monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
The ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ programme envisages inspiring Indians everywhere to hoist the national flag at their home. The aim of the programme is to make the relationship with the national flag a more personal one rather than just keeping it formal or institutional.