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PingaliVenkayya's birth anniversary

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    2nd Aug, 2022


To mark the birth anniversary of PingaliVenkayya,the Central government will release a special commemorative postage stamp.

Who was PingaliVenkayya? 

  • Born near Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) on August 2, 1876, Pingali designed many models of the national flag.
  • PingaliVenkayya was a fervent freedom fighter and the designer of the Indian national flag who went on to become synonymous with the spirit of free and independent India.
  • Venkayya was a Gandhian ideology. 
    • He was also a linguist, geolist and writer. 
  • He also published a book in 1916 offering thirty designs of what could make the Indian flag.
  • The national flag that we see today was based upon his design. 
  • His life and contribution to the freedom struggle have been barely documented.
  • In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi approved Venkayya’s design during the Indian National Congress meeting in Vijayawada.

HarGharTiranga campaign

  • The Centre is organising a `HarGharTiranga` campaign to mark 75 years of independence. 
  • Tirangayatra will be held in Delhi on August 3.
  • The union minister said the state governments, non-governmental organisations and all political parties have been asked to organise the celebrations in every village, city, town and every street in the name of PrabhatPheeri from August 9 to August 13.

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