J&K Govt Directive To Home Dept: Unfurl Tricolor On All Offices

Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday directed the home department to ensure Tricolor is unfurled at all the offices of its different wings including police stations, besides identification of the families and houses of freedom fighters where police bands will play tunes.

The LG passed these directions on Tuesday while chairing a meeting of senior officials to review the preparations for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign in the Union Territory, an official spokesperson said.

During the meeting, he said, the LG was briefed by Commissioner/Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department, Mandeep Kour about the arrangements being made and coordination at district, municipal corporations, and panchayat level for public participation in Har Ghar Tiranga campaign.

The LG, he said, interacted with the senior officials, Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners and said the celebration from 13 to 15 August 2022 is a matter of pride and invokes the feelings of patriotism in the heart of every citizen.

“It was informed that intensive IEC activities shall be organised by Departments of Information, Culture, Higher Education, School Education and Youth Services and Sports. Besides, Deputy Commissioners will set up panchayat level committees of officers, PRIs, Students, NCC/NSS cadets, colleges, socio-cultural organisations, political parties and Red Cross for distribution of Flags,” the spokesperson said.

He said that the Administrative Secretaries briefed the LG on the plans and preparations made by their respective departments for Har Ghar Tiranga programme under Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

He added that it was further informed that the action plan has been prepared to organise essay competition, debate and symposiums in schools/Colleges on different topics celebrating the spirit of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

According to the spokesperson, the LG issued directions for organizing competition on National Anthem Singing and felicitating the best performers at District, Divisional and UT level functions of Independence Day celebrations. Sinha, he said, also asked the Secretary RDD to procure at least one lakh flags made by the members of SHGs.

The LG, he said, also instructed for identification of the families and houses of freedom fighters where Police Bands will play tunes, besides organising one week Prabhat Pheri programs involving students, NCC cadets and NSS volunteers celebrating the memory of heroes of our freedom struggle.

“Home department would ensure Tricolor is unfurled at all the offices of its different wings including all Police Stations. Swachhata Abhiyan shall be organised at all the panchayats as well as urban areas,” Sinha said, while passing directions for promoting and exhibiting the spirit of Har Ghar Tiranga through all the Government websites and Social Media Handles.

Later, Deputy Commissioners of various districts also apprised the Lt Governor about the preparations and plans for Har Ghar Tiranga programme.

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