Ayodhya: The national flag was hoisted in the Ram Janmabhoomi temple complex in Ayodhya on Saturday as part of the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. The officers and workers of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, including the workers engaged in the construction process, took part in this campaign.
Ram Lalla, the presiding deity of the Ram Janmabhoomi, was shifted from the sanctum sanctorum of the makeshift temple in March 2020 after nearly 28 years to pave the way for the construction of a grand temple following the court verdict. The Bhoomi pujan for the construction of the Ram temple which was done by Prime Minister Modi in Ayodhya in August 2020, is expected to be completed by 2023.
‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign
The ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign commenced on Saturday and will run till August 15. ‘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. The programme envisages inspiring Indians everywhere to hoist the national flag at their homes.
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. 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 India’s people, culture and achievements. This Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of India who have not only been instrumental in bringing India thus far in its evolutionary journey but also hold within them the power and potential to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
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Why Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
The official journey of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commenced on March 12, 2021, which started a 75-week countdown to our 75th anniversary of independence. Last month, Prime Minister Modi launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence.
The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Culture said. He also urged the people of India to hoist the tricolour at their homes between August 13th and 15th to celebrate the 75th Independence Day.
Tiranga Yatras across the country
PM Modi on Friday shared pictures of people taking Tiranga rallies from all over India. Sharing a photo in which hundreds of people took out a Tiranga march, PM Modi said: “This is a great collective effort by the people of Visakhapatnam. I admire the enthusiasm towards #HarGharTiranga.
“Earlier, Indian citizens were not allowed to hoist the National Flag except on selected occasions. This changed after a decade-long legal battle by industrialist Naveen Jindal culminated in the landmark SC judgement of January 23, 2004, that declared that the right to fly the National Flag freely with respect and dignity is a fundamental right of an Indian citizen within the meaning of Article 19(1) (a) of the Constitution of India. Lauding the Centre and PM Modi for the Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign, Naveen Jindal has urged every Indian to make ‘Har Din Tiranga’ their motto.