Har Ghar Tiranga: Indian flag comes home this independence day

New Delhi: India will mark its 75th year of Independence on August 15 this year, and the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement has been initiated in line with the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The campaign aims to encourage all citizens to hoist the national flag in their homes from August 13 to 15 to mark 75 years of India’s Independence.

Launching the campaign on July 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet that it will “deepen connect with the national flag”.

“Today, 22nd July has special relevance in our history. It was on this day in 1947 that our National Flag was adopted. Sharing some interesting nuggets from history including details of the committee associated with our Tricolour and the first Tricolour unfurled by Pandit Nehru,” PM Modi wrote in a tweet.

‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is aimed at encouraging people to bring the Tiranga home and to 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 promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.

The relationship with the tri-color has always been more formal and institutional than personal in India. Bringing the flag home collectively as a nation in the 75th year of independence thus becomes symbolic of not only an act of personal connection to the Tiranga but also an embodiment of our commitment to nation-building.

Bollywood’s veteran and stalwart Amitabh Bachchan shared a new Independence Day anthem on his Twitter handle to mark the occasion. The video shows people from all over India bringing the tricolor home and hoisting it with pride and honor.

The anthem is titled ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ and sees big names coming together to celebrate India’s independence. These names include the likes of Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Akshay Kumar, Prabhas, Neeraj Chopra, Tiger Shroff, Anupam Kher, MC Mary Kom, Mithali Raj, and others besides Amitabh Bachchan himself. The song has been sung by Sonu Nigam and Asha Bhosle, while Big B himself has sung a small part.

The textile town of Sircilla in Telangana, home to 30,352 power looms, is buzzing with activity with thousands of power loom workers and members of weavers’ mutually aided cooperative societies racing against time to make and deliver lakhs of national flags to their clients from within the State and across the country ahead of Independence Day.

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