Jamshedpur, Jan. 23: With Republic day round the corner, a team of youths in the city have launched awareness campaign regarding the importance if our national flag and informed the people not to throw the tricolour after the celebration on January 26.
Team ‘Voice of Humanity’, met East Singhbhum DC Amit Kumar and told him that maximum people use the National flag for decoration purpose at offices, schools, colleges, police station and other places where the tricolor is unfurled. The tricolor made of paper is found at sewer, roads and dustbins a day after the celebration which is big insult to our National Flag.
The team members also informed the DC that several people tie the tricolor on their vehicles and while driving several flags fall on the road and later it comes in contact with sleepers and shoes of people walking.
Team ‘Voice of Humanity’ asked the DC to take action against people found tying up the tricolor on their vehicles and close down the use of paper flags for decoration purpose or remove the Ashok Chakra on the tricolor so that the decorated tricolor should not be insulted as our national flag. DC praised the youths for their initiative and assured to take concrete step on the issues.
A member of the team said, we have appealed all the Republic Day organisers not to use tricolor for decoration and have also made a list of places where January 26 is celebrated and plastic along with paper flags are used for decoration. After the celebration flags lie down and people walk over them.
Another team member said, tricolour is not peace of colored paper it’s a symbol of national respect and pride. I kindly request to you all, please do not throw it in dustbins. Our national flag deserves a much better treatment. It if we don’t respect it, who will?
Team members present on the occasion were Hari Singh, Mahesh Sinha, Vimal Lodhi, Mohan Rao, Sudhanshu, Nisar, Ashutosh, Udyan, Kamal Kishore, Rahul and others were present.