Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala will hoist 26.25 lakh national flags on houses as part of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ from August 13 to 15.
The Kudambasree Self Help Groups have started stitching national flags in their local area in a decentralised manner with a priority to manufacture in khadi and cotton materials, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a release.
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence is a tribute to the persons who sacrificed everything for attaining freedom of this nation, he said.
“The state celebrates the Azadi ka Amrit Mahaotsav aiming to uphold the value of democracy, secularism and social equality.”
The Departments of Local Self Government and the General Education have been entrusted as nodal departments and District Collectors have been instructed to ensure the timely completion of distribution of flags, he said.
The state level activities of Azadi ka Amrit Mahaotsav were inaugurated by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on March 12 at Kundara in Kollam District, where the historical ‘Kundara Proclamation’ took place on January 16, 1809, against the supremacy of the British.
Two more curtain raiser programmes were conducted on the inaugural day at Payyannur and Mananthavady remembering the Salt Satyagraha and Pazhassi Revolt respectively.
The state has organised 75 programmes in different locations across the state and special Independence Day programmes in places of importance in India’s freedom struggle.
Distributing flags through Kudumbasree is going to be a great success as it is the most popular women’s self help group which is active even in remote areas of Kerala.
On Saturday, the Chief Minister also attended the 3rd National Committee meeting of Azadi ka Amritmahotsav held at the Culture Centre in Rashtrapati Bhawan.