Port Blair, July 24: The Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to strengthen the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Movement as the nation is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav this year. He has urged people to hoist the Triclour or display it in their homes between 13th and 15th August, 2022. The aim of the “Har Ghar Tiranga” Campaign is not only to inspire people but also an embodiment of our commitment to nation-building. The idea behind this initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of citizens and promote awareness about our National Flag.

The Department of RD/Panchayat has been designated as the Nodal Department for the successful implementation of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ programme in the rural areas of the UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. In this connection, all the Gram Panchayats have been entrusted with the responsibility for stocking, distribution/sale of flags (Tiranga) through Panchayat Office, Post Offices, CSCs, Patwarkhana, Anganwadi’s etc. as well as to encourage rural households to hoist National Flag at their respective premises/home.

To invoke the feel of patriotism and deepen the peoples’ connection with the National Flag and also to create awareness about ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, the officials of Department of Rural Development visited the Gram Panchayat, Tushnabad. The Director (RD/Panchayat) along with the Gram Pradhan Tushnabad, briefed the general public about the programme and urged them to actively participate by hoisting the flag at their residences. Later the Director (RD/Panchayat) and the Pradhan distributed flags to the MGNREGA workers and the residents of the Gram Panchayat. The Sale Point for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Campaign made at the Gram Panchayat Building was also inspected and directions were issued for smooth distribution of National Flags amongst villagers.

The National Flags are being collected and stocked at the Directorate of RD/ Panchayat, which after proper packaging, are being sent across the Islands for further distribution and sale to the residents of Gram Panchayats and Tribal areas. The distribution points have also been identified and set up in the Gram Panchayats for distributing the National Flag to the Villagers.

For smooth conduct of the Campaign in rural areas, the concerned Block Development Officers and Panchayat Secretaries have been directed to strictly adhere the direction for distribution of National Flag to the villagers.

The Secretary (RD/Panchayat), Shri Suneel Anchipaka, IAS has urged and requested all the Gram Panchayats to encourage/ motivate the general public for procurement of flags from the SHGs of Islands for hoisting at their respective houses and to make the movement a grand success in the rural areas of this UT.