‘Celebrate the day Tricolour was adopted’
Upset with the way our national flag is treated after national festivals, a group of over 100 people from the city have taken up an awareness campaign.mumbai Updated: Jul 23, 2011 01:44 IST
Upset with the way our national flag is treated after national festivals, a group of over 100 people from the city have taken up an awareness campaign. The group—Project Tiranga feels that the day when the tricolour flag was adopted as our national flag needs to be celebrated as a national festival.
The national flag was adopted in its current form on July 22 1947. “We celebrate Independence Day and Republic Day but do not even care to know the day our flag, which is the first symbol of our country was adopted,” said Jayprakash Bhande, founder and president, Project Tiranga.
Volunteers of the organization hoisted the tricolour at the Saifee hospital on Friday morning. They will hoist the flag at at least 64 places in and around Mumbai between July 22, the 64th birthday of the tricolour, to Aug 15. The organisation includes members from 33 religious and ethnic groups formed on September 30, 2010, when the 0 final verdict Ram- Janma Bhoomi- Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was announced.
First Published: Jul 23, 2011 01:43 IST