More than 8 million selfies featuring individuals proudly posing with the national flag flooded the digital galleries of the central government’s “Har Ghar Tiranga” website by midday Tuesday. This increase in patriotic image is part of a three-day campaign that began after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s passionate call to action last Sunday. The online platform, co-developed by experiential technology innovator Tagbin and the Ministry of Culture, has become a canvas for people to express their devotion to the tricolor.
The interactive interface of the website “Har Ghar Tiranga” beckons visitors with an invitation to contribute their selfies emblazoned with the flag. The running tally is proudly displayed on the homepage with an impressive number: 881,215,910 flag-adorned selfies uploaded by the time the clock struck Tuesday noon.
This initiative encourages participants to fly the Indian flag at their residence from August 13 to 15, marking the phase of the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign, a jubilant celebration of 77th Independence Day.
Within the site’s confines, there are two separate avenues for individuals to participate in the patriotic effort: the option to upload a selfie with the flag and a digital representation of the three colors. Upon further exploration, users will encounter a gallery showcasing prominent national figures, including Union ministers, actors and athletes, each proudly displaying the emblem. nation. Notable figures such as Union Home Minister Amit Shah, former cricketer Parthiv Patel, talented actor Anupam Kher and famous singer Kailash Kher were among the dignitaries decorating the stage.
Rooted in the ambition of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, a festival honoring the 75th anniversary of India’s liberation, Prime Minister Modi officially launched the “Har Ghar Tiranga” initiative on July 22 last year. Once again, the Prime Minister took to social media over the weekend, issuing a new appeal to the people, encouraging them to wear the Tricolor on their profile pictures as a demonstration of the commitment. for the cause of “Har Ghar Tiranga”.
With a pledge to support the initiative, Prime Minister Modi himself turned his social media profile picture into the national flag.
As part of a comprehensive series of events planned for the week-long celebration, Union ministers enthusiastically took part in the “Har Ghar Tiranga” cycling race, a spectacle that took place in the region. Pragati Maidan of Delhi on Friday. Embarking on the second, the rally was opened by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and passed through important routes including Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, India Gate and Pragati Maidan tunnel.
A video released by ANI shows Kishan Reddy confidently riding a motorcycle while Anurag Thakur rides a chariot, holding an Indian flag in a show of national pride. The march of the protest resounded with enthusiastic chants of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai.” Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje, a prominent figure of Karnataka, was also an active participant in the spirited bicycle march.
#CLOCK | The ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ bicycle rally led by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, holding a flag, from Pragati Maidan in Delhi.
Union Ministers G Kishan Reddy, Anurag Thakur and Shobha Karandlaje also joined the rally. pic.twitter.com/Y5kNhMy4ij
– ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2023
Meanwhile, the whole country reverberated with Independence Day celebrations, as Prime Minister Modi solemnly raised the national flag at the iconic Red Fort on Tuesday morning. In the company of the nation’s dignitaries, ministers and youth, this ceremonial gesture encapsulates the spirit of freedom and unity.