The Postage stamp is to be released in memory of Pingali Venkayya
The central government is all set to release a special commemorative postage stamp in memory of Pingali Venkayya, the designer of the national flag, which will be scheduled to release on 2nd August.
The postage stamp will be released by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in the program to be held in New Delhi to mark the birth anniversary of the Freedom fighters.
This was all announced by the Union Minister for Tourism and Culture G. Kishan Reddy. He said that the original flag designed by Pingali Venkayya will be displayed at the program. The central government has also invited family members of the Pingali Venkayya for the program in the capital of the country, New Delhi and the Union Home Minister Amit Shah will honor them. Additionally, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi will contact the Pingali Venkayya family members personally.
Pingali Venkayya was born on 2 August 1876 near Machilipatnam and had designed many different models of the National Flag. Later in the year 1921, Mahatma Gandhi finalized or approved a design during the Indian National Congress meeting in Vijayawada.
Moreover, the minister said he had no information about the Andhra Pradesh government sending a proposal regarding this to the Center. The issue will be examined and an appropriate decision will be taken, he said further.
The program was being organized at the time of 75th Independence. The central government is organizing a campaign namely, Har Ghar Tiranga to mark the 75years of Independence, the Tiranga Yatra will be held in Delhi on3 3rd August.
The union minister said the state governments, non-governmental organizations, and all political parties have been asked to organize the celebrations in every village, city, town, and street of the country in the name of Prabhat Pheeri from 9 August to 13 August.
The day 14th of August was the day when the country was partitioned on the lines of religion, which saw thousands of people die in the violence associated with the partition. The day will be observed as Vibhajan Ka Videsh Ka Smriti Divas and a candlelight rally will be taken out in the memory of freedom fighters. He further said, the country is now celebrating 75 years of Independence, which is the result of the sacrifices of our freedom fighters and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is a way to remember their contributions who fought for us. State governments, non-profit organizations, and people are being made part of the program that will continue till 15th August 2023.