Srinagar: A senior government functionary in Kashmir on Saturday said ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is totally a voluntary movement and there is no compulsion and insistence in it.
“This movement is totally on a voluntary basis and there won’t be any kind of compulsion or any insistence ,” Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Srinagar.
The Union government has envisioned the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ (tricolour at every home) exercise in the run up to the 75th anniversary of independence and the citizens have to hoist or display the national flag in their homes between August 13-14.
“All those citizens who want to unfurl the Tiranga in their homes or in their shops by following the flag code between August 13 -15 are welcome and tricolour will be given to them at a reasonable cost. There will be no compulsion,” Pole said.
Divisional Commissioner said they only want the flag code to be followed while hoisting the tricolour.
“One thing will have to be kept in mind that a proper flag code should be followed by those who want to unfurl. They will be made aware about the same so that there will be compliance of the flag code,” he said.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people to strengthen the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement by hoisting or displaying the national flag in their homes between August 13-14.