Prisoners in Meerut District Jail make the national flag to promote ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ ahead of India’s 75th Independence Day. This work is being carried out under the Chief Development Officer Shashank Chaudhary in collaboration with the Meerut District Industrial Center for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
“Thirty male inmates and ten female inmates are always working on the Tiranga. The jail has about 39 barracks, and the national flag will be flown over each one. The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign will be aggressively enforced at the district jail”, Jail Superintendent Rakesh Kumar said.
All prisoners and staff will raise the flag and visitors will also receive the tricolor.
An official statement said that under the central government’s ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, the tricolour will be hoisted atop more than 20 crore houses across the country for three days next month
The tricolor will be flown above the residences as part of the program from August 13 to 15, with public engagement and participation from government and private entities, according to the statement.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ in a new way and the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign will take the spirit of patriotism to the highest level”, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said.
Shah said the success of the programme cannot be achieved only by an idea or through appeals to the people, but must be taken to the people through the participation of the central and state governments.