New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to the people to participate in ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign with great enthusiasm to tell the world that India had “risen from slumber”.
He said the country was swiftly moving forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was on course to become a “great” power.
Addressing a gathering here during the 'Tiranga Utsav' event, held to mark the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, he said that a “Naya Bharat” was being built under Modi's leadership as per his vision since 2014.
“Since 2014, the stature of India has grown abroad, and the respect for the Indian flag has grown globally since. On any problem that arises in the world, until PM Modi has made his statement, the world does not decide its thoughts on it,” Shah said.
The mega event was hosted by the Minister of Culture in the evening to celebrate the legacy of freedom fighter Pingali Venkayya, who also designed the Indian flag.
Shah appealed to the people, especially the youth, to change their display picture on social media platforms to tricolour from August 2 onwards as exhorted by PM Modi, and take selfies with the national flag during the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign from August 13 to 15, and upload it.
By doing so, you would also be paying tribute to Venkayya who designed the flag for the country, and the soldiers who have laid down their lives for India, Shah told a gathering at Indira Gandhi Stadium here.
“From August 13 to 15, flutter flags at your houses with great enthusiasm to tell the world that India has risen from slumber and swiftly moving forward and that it is on course to become great," the home minister said.
Shah also said that "some people" were making comments about the triclour event, but he would ignore them.
“I am not here to make any political comments as Tiranga is our ‘aan, baan aur shaan,’” he said.