PM Modi: On the anniversary of Pingali Venkayya’s birth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid respect to the freedom fighter and creator of the Indian national flag on Twitter on Tuesday.
PM Modi stated in a tweet, “On the anniversary of the great Pingali Venkayya’s birth, I pay my respects. He worked very hard to give us the Tricolor, of which we are really proud, and we will always be grateful to him for that. May we continue to strive for racial progress by drawing courage and inspiration from the Tricolor.”
In addition, a unique commemorative postage stamp will be made available by the central government Today to honour the anniversary of his birth.
At an event in New Delhi to commemorate Pingali Venkayya’s anniversary, the Prime Minister will unveil a unique commemorative postage stamp, according to Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, on Sunday.
On occasion, which will also be attended by his family, Pingali Venkayya’s original national flag design will be on display.
This is not the first time a stamp has been released in Pingali Venkayya’s honour. In 2009, he was honoured with a postage stamp. In 2014, he also had an All India Radio station dedicated in his honour. Recently, Pingali Venkayya’s name was also put out as a candidate for the Bharat Ratna by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
A passionate freedom warrior, Pingali Venkayya, later created the Indian flag. On August 2, 1876, he was born in Machilipatnam (which is now part of the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh).
Mahatma Gandhi approved one of his numerous national flag designs when the Indian National Congress met at Vijaywada. Based on his design, the current national flag was created.
PM starts the #HarGharTiranga campaign:
PM Modi requested that everyone take part in the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign and turn it into a widespread movement by hoisting or displaying the national flag in their homes and using Tiranga as their profile pictures on social media. He also changed his profile picture on all his social media accounts to “Tiranga.”
He tweeted: “Today is a unique August 2! Our nation is prepared for #HarGharTiranga, a nationwide movement to honour our Tricolor, at a time when we are commemorating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. I have updated my social media profile pictures, and I strongly advise you all to do the same.”
He said, “The National Flag’s designer, Pingali Venkayya, was born on August 2. I kindly request that everyone use “Tiranga” as their profile photo on social media between August 2 and August 15.”