Chief secretary issues guidelines for Independence Day celebrations
As per the guidelines, the national flag will be hoisted on all government and non-government buildings, and the national anthem will be sung on August 15 at 8 am.
Chief secretary Durga Shankar Mishra on Monday issued guidelines for the celebration of the 76th Independence Day and other planned events, including the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign from August 13 to August 15 and Independence Week from August 11 to August 17 with all the fervour in the state.
As per the guidelines, the national flag will be hoisted on all government and non-government buildings, and the national anthem will be sung on August 15 at 8 am. Besides, all government and non-government offices, educational institutes, commercial/industrial establishments etc will remain open on August 15, and only khadi flags will be hoisted there.
“Prabhat pheri should be taken out from all schools and mohallas with ‘jhanda geet’ and other patriotic songs will be played all the through and different events including essay-writing, debate, seminar etc will be held in educational institutions,” the CS said in the guidelines.
The guidelines further said that a minimum of 75 farmers would be gifted tri-colours and plants at each agriculture science centre, and patriotic events would be organised and flags hoisted at all the village secretariats (panchayat bhawans) and ‘Amrit Sarovars’
The CS said that public meetings should be held in the afternoon to make people aware of the heroic sacrifices made by freedom fighters to get independence from foreign rule. He said sanitation campaigns should be carried out and parks are decorated in villages and cities during Independence Week.
Asking officials to adopt different means for the publicity of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, he said people should be encouraged to take a selfie with tiranga at their home and upload the same on the culture department’s portal (http://harghartirangaup.org).