RSS changed the profile pictures of its social media accounts to the national flag
Ahead of Independence Day, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday changed the profile pictures of its social media accounts from its traditional saffron flag to the national tricolour.
As the country celebrates the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on the completion of 75 years of India’s independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to display ‘Tiranga’ (Tiranga) as their profile picture on his social media accounts between August 2 and 15. ) was requested.
The RSS, the ideological source of the ruling BJP, has been criticized by Congress and other opposition parties for its stand on the national flag.
In an apparent reference to the RSS, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh asked earlier this month whether the organization, which had not hoisted the national flag at its headquarters in Nagpur for 52 years, was following the prime minister’s message to profile the ‘tricolour’. Will do a Picture of the social media account.
On Friday, RSS Publicity Department co-in-charge Narendra Thakur said that the Sangh is celebrating Independence Day by hoisting the national flag in all its offices.
He further said that RSS workers are actively participating in the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign.
The central government has urged people to hoist or display the national flag from their homes during August 13-15 as part of the programme.
Earlier, RSS’s head of propaganda department Sunil Ambekar had said that such things should not be politicized.
The RSS has already extended its support to the programs ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ and ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. In July, the Sangh appealed for the full support and participation of people and volunteers in the programs organized by the government, private bodies and organizations affiliated with the Sangh.