Follow National Flag code
It is the duty of every citizen of India to show respect to the Indian Flag. Streamers made out of small National Flags are often used for decorative purposes on Independence Day and Republic Day. Once the celebrations are over, one finds these flags being trampled upon on the streets or thrown into dustbins. Often, these flags are also burnt along with the garbage. This is an insult to the National Flag. The practice must be stopped at once. Any display of the National Flag must be in strict adherence to the flag code of India. The Centre and the State administrations should ensure this.
Respect for National Flag
To show the love and honour towards Nation, many people buy tricolour caps, band, and badges. Even flags made up of paper and plastics are made are sold in huge volumes. By evening or on a day later to the Republic and Independence Day, all the above stuff is found littering on the roadside. In addition to this, now tricolour t-shirts with Ashok Chakra on it are being sold in markets. Use of tricolour in making t-shirts with Ashok Chakra on it is a dishonor of National Flag and also violates the rules of it. Let’s not make the fashion of tricolour as it is the symbol of sacrifice, peace, and prosperity. I urge the government authorities to take strict action against the manufacturers of such products also it’s the prime responsibility of every individual to boycott such tricolour goods in the market. Desh Prem is can’t be shown in materialistic things, it should be within.
BJP govt honouring Congress leaders with Bharat Ratna now
Congress has ruled the nation for so long but ignored in giving due honours to its top leaders which were considered as a challenger to dynastic rule of Nehru-Gandhi family, may it be Sardar Patel or Subhash Chandra Bose. Even body of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was not allowed entry in Congress office in New Delhi after his death, what to talk about his state-cremation in a privileged area near Rajghat and Vijay Ghat in New Delhi.
BJP government at the centre gave due honour to Sardar Patel through various modes including Bharat Ratna. Now, former President Pranab Mukherjee who was better known as trouble-shooter for Congress party has been honoured with Bharat Ratna. TMC rightly observed that Congress party never made him either party-President or Prime Minister, the posts he deserved the most for saving Congress from continuous downfall.
The dynastic first family of Congress always wanted either member of the family or a dummy person to be posted on these responsible posts. It may be that Pranab Mukherjee might have been seated on the ceremonial post of President of the Nation by Congress because of some practical compulsion like sudden RTI revelations against the person to whom the first family of Congress wanted to make Head of the Nation.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)