BJP National President Flags off Tiranga Yatra in Meerut, UP
Under the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ program, the Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda flagged off a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ and bike rally in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 13 August, 2022.
The Yatra was organised at Saheed Sthal in Meerut as part of the three-day ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations to mark India’s 75th Independence Day. The entire city reverberated with the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ during the celebration.
Before flagging off the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ the BJP National President addressed the massive gathering and said the first freedom struggle was started on May 10, 1857 from Meerut which later spread in the entire nation. I feel proud and honoured to be on this land. On the occasion he asked the youth and citizens to sacrifice everything for the nation.
Shri Nadda said on the appeal of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi entire country is celebrating the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and we are all unfurling the Tricolour on top of our houses, commercial establishments and offices to show our patriotism and enlightening the entire nation. Today, the entire nation is filled in patriotic fervor. Our National Flag is our pride and our honour. It is the symbol of our nation building and national integration.
Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said all of us should pledge to enhance the honour of our Tricolour and inspire everyone to follow the path of nationalism and patriotism. He said in our Tricolour, saffron colour is the symbol of courage and bravery, while white colour represents peace and harmony and green is of development and progress. Ashok Chakra represents that our nation is the mother of democracy.
Remembering the contributions of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Shri Nadda said, “While celebrating this day, we cannot forget the contributions of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, who sacrificed his life for a unified India”. In the post-Independence era over 500 princely states were unified with India barring Jammu and Kashmir which had a separate flag, separate symbol and separate constitution. Dr. Mookerjee started and led a national movement to make Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of our country and laid his life after visiting Jammu and Kashmir without any permit. Since then it was a mission for us to unify Jammu and Kashmir with India and end the provision of two constitutions, two heads and two symbols in one country. The BJP continued with its struggle and when Shri Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister the historic day of August 5, 2019 came when Article 370 was abrogated fom our Constitution which integrated Jammu and Kashmir with India and permanently ended ‘Desh me Do Vidhan, Do Pradhan and Do Nisaan’ from Jammu and Kashmir. Today, from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Kamrup the nation is one and our Tricolour is basking in its full glory, he added.
He said the Bharatiya Janata Party is committed to national integration and unity since its formation. With these sentiments, crores of Bharatiya Janata Party karyakartas are celebrating the Tiranga Yatra and enthusiastically observing the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ across the country. I am thankful to all for making this campaign highly successful. I appeal to all the citizens to participate in the Tiranga Yatra campaign and make it highly successful.
He said, “We should all take pledge and commit ourselves to make India the topmost nation in the next 25 years and reclaim our position of Vishwa Guru”.
Union Minister Dr Sanjeev Balyan, senior BJP leaders Shri Laxmikant Vajpayee, Shri Vijaypal Singh Tomar, Shri Kanta Kardam, Uttar Pradesh Minister Shri JPS Rathore, several other leaders and BJP youth wing leaders were also present on the occasion.