Ministry of Culture organises “TirangaUtsav” in New Delhi

Industry Watch | August 4, 2022 | News

TirangaUtsav PingaliVenkayya

The Ministry of Culture organised “TirangaUtsav” an evening filled with cultural and musical performances to celebrate the contributions of Pingali Venkayya to the nation on the occasion of his 146th Birth Anniversary in New Delhi.

The event was attended by the Minister of Home Affairs and Co-operation, Amit Shah as the chief guest. The family members Pingali Venkayya were also present on the occasion. Other personalities and dignitaries such as Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER); G. Kishan Reddy, Minister for Communication, Electronics and Information Technology and Railways; AshwiniVaishnaw, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture; Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture; Meenakashi Lekhi and Minister of State for Communications; Devusinh Chauhan also attended.

The commemorative Postal Stamp in the honor of Pingali Venkayya was released by Amit Shah during the event. The Tiranga Utsav also witnessed the release of ‘Amar Chitra Katha’ in the memory of revolutionary Tribal fighters of Indian freedom struggle. Family members of Pingali Venkayya were felicitated by Union Home Minister Amit at the event. The Tiranga Anthem was also launched.

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah urged citizens to change the DP of their social media accounts to Tiranga to show love and respect towards the National Flag. The Home Minister said that we are celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and the Prime Minister has given a clarion call to the people for hoisting the national flag in their homes between 13 to 15 August. By taking part in Har Ghar Tiranga, we are paying our tribute to those who laid down their lives for their countries.

The Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), G. Kishan Reddy welcomed the dignitaries and said that on this date in 1876, the unsung hero Pingali Venkayya, the man who designed the national flag, was born and played an important role in different movements including Swadeshi Andolan under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. The Union Minister added that Union government has organized a programme in the memory of Sh. PingaleVenkayya to honour his contributions.

Pingali Venkayya, a freedom fighter and the designer of India’s National Flag was a follower of Gandhian principles, and it was upon the request of Mahatma Gandhi that he designed the Indian National Flag with saffron, white and green colors with chakra in the middle.

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“TirangaUtsav” was organised to celebrate the contribution of Pingali Venkayya to the nation on the occasion of his 146th Birth Anniversary in New Delhi.

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