"Special 2nd August... I've Changed DP": PM Urges Indians To Do The Same

The Prime Minister appealed to the citizens to make "Har Ghar Tiranga" a mass movement by using 'Tricolour' as their profile pictures on social media between August 2 and 15.

The Prime Minister also paid homage to Pingali Venkayya

New Delhi:

Ahead of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today changed the display picture on his social media accounts to "Tiranga" (tricolour or national flag) and urged the citizens to do the same. 

"It is a special 2nd August today! At a time when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our nation is all set for #HarGharTiranga, a collective movement to celebrate our Tricolour. I have changed the DP on my social media pages and urge you all to do the same," PM Modi tweeted.

The Prime Minister also paid his respects to Pingali Venkayya, who had designed the national flag, on his birth anniversary.

"I pay homage to the great Pingali Venkayya on his birth anniversary. Our nation will forever be indebted to him for his efforts of giving us the Tricolour, which we are very proud of. Taking strength and inspiration from the Tricolour, may we keep working for national progress," he said in another tweet.

Other senior BJP leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president J P Nadda also changed their display picture to "Tiranga" following the Prime Minister.'

In his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, the Prime Minister appealed to the citizens to make "Har Ghar Tiranga" a mass movement by using "Tricolour" as their profile pictures on social media between August 2 and 15.

"India is set to witness a glorious and historic moment as it completes 75 years of Independence," PM Modi had said. 

'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign is part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' to encourage people to hoist the 'tricolour' at home to mark the 75th year of India's independence.

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