Report of HJS drive for prevention of abuse of national flags in Maharashtra and Goa

Memoranda submitted at different administrative offices, police and education departments in Sangli district

Dy. Police Inspector Surekha Misal (on left) of Jat police station receiving the memorandum from Sanatan’s seekers Gurubasav Hatti and Neela Hatti

Sangli : Memoranda were submitted under the prevention of abuse of national flags drive undertaken by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) to various administrative offices, police and education departments in Sangli district.

Education officer Arvind Dharanguttikar of Jat (on right) receiving the memorandum from Sanatan Sanstha’s seekers Gurubasav Hatti and Neela Hatti

1. Dy. Police Inspector Surekha Misal accepted the memorandum at Jat police station and promised to circulate it in other offices. Regional officer Prashant Aawate from the sub-divisional office, Dy Tehsildar Gurubasu Lakshman Shetteppagol and a teacher Sambhaji Sarak of Ramrao Vidyamandir were handed over the memorandum.

Sanatan Sanstha’s seekers Gurubasav Hatti and Neela Hatti submitting memorandum at Ramrao Vidyamandir

Sambhaji Sarak, a teacher from this school showed interest in receiving all posts related to the nation and Dharma circulated by Sanatan. Sanatan Sanstha’s seekers Gurubasav Hatti, Neela Hatti, Mrs Ambika Mali, Mrs Rukmini Sapkal were present on the occasion.

Devout Hindus submitting the memorandum to Naib Tehsildar Arunkumar Kokate at Battis Shirala

2. The memorandum was submitted to Naib Tehsildar Arunkumar Kokate and Police Inspector Suresh Chillawar by devout Hindus viz. Rajendra Khurd, Rajvardhan Deshmukh and Ashok Maskar.

Devout Hindus submitting the memorandum to PI Suresh Chillawar at Battis Shirala

Instructions will be given to confiscate flags from sellers of plastic flags after discussions with the District Collector ! – Sudhir Gadgil, MLA, BJP

Madhura Tophkhane and Sulbha Tambade submitting the memorandum to BJP-MLA Sudhir Gadgil

Sangli : Despite the ban on the sale of plastic national flags, no action is taken against the sellers of such flags in markets which is quite a serious matter. In this context, BJP-MLA Sudhir Gadgil promised to speak to the District Collector regarding confiscating plastic flags from the vendors and give appropriate instructions. Madhura Tophkhane and Sulbha Tambade of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) submitted the memorandum regarding the prevention of abuse of national flags to MLA Sudhir Gadgil on 10th August 2021. A similar memorandum was also handed over to BJP municipal councilor Urmila Belavkar.

Awareness created towards maintaining honour of national flags !

BJP’s municipal councilor Urmila Belavkar (on left) accepting memorandum from Madhura Tophkhane

BJP’s municipal councilor Urmila Belavkar had organised a meeting of women for creating awareness in them towards maintaining honour of the national flag. Smt Madhura Tophkhane gave a lecture on the topic of our national flag. After the lecture, one woman attendee said that the mothers give national flags to children for increasing patriotism in them; but they realised through the lecture how it can lead to improper use of national flags. They would take care to prevent the insult of national flags in future.


Take action for preventing abuse of national lags in the background of Independence Day : Memorandum submitted by HJS to Kolhapur district administration

Kolhapur : The Government has been directed by the Court to prevent the insult of national flags happening due to the use of plastic flags and accordingly, the Union and State Home Departments, so also the Education Department have issued circulars in this regard. Maharashtra Government has also decided to ban the use of plastic in the State; under which sale of plastic flags is against the law. Because of this, action should be taken to prevent the insult of national flags on the occasion of Independence Day. A memorandum to the above effect was submitted by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) to the district administration of Kolhapur on 10th August 2021. Dy. District Collector Bhausaheb Galande accepted the memorandum which was addressed to the District Collector.

Shiv Sena’s Karveer Taluka-Chief Raju Yadav, Shiv Sena’s ‘Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana’s former President Kishore Ghatge, Shiv Sena’s dy. City-Chief Shashikant Bidkar, Hindu Ekata Andolan’s Chandrakant Barale and Shivanand Swami of HJS were present on the occasion.

Take action against shops from Gandhinagar markets if plastic flags were found ! – Raju Yadav, Karveer Taluka-Chief, Shiv Sena 

Gandhinagar (Dist. Kolhapur) – A memorandum with the same demand was submitted to Digambar Sutar, Thane-Amaldar of Gandhinagar (Dist. Kolhapur) police station. Shiv Sena’s Karveer Taluka-Chief Raju Yadav said that Gandhinagar is a big market in west Maharashtra from where goods are sent to villages at wholesale rates. If plastic flags are found in any of these shops, immediate action should be taken. Thane Amaldar promised to promptly issue notices to such shopkeepers. Shivananda Swami of HJS, Raju Sangavkar, the District-Chief of ‘Kamgar Sena’, Prafull Ghorpade, Balasaheb Nalawade, Yogesh Lohar and others were present on the occasion.

Memorandum submitted at Miraj sub-divisional office!   

Miraj (Sangli) – On 10th August 2021, the memorandum on the above subject was submitted by HJS to senior clerk Hasan Nidoni at the sub-divisional office. Shiv Sena ‘Udyog Aghadi’s Pandit (Tatya) Karade, Sanatan Sanstha’s Kiran Kulkarni, Dr. Sharad Bhangale and Prakash Kulkarni of HJS were present for submission of the memorandum.


Podar International School, Panelim, old Goa changes its plan of making tri-colour mask and tri-colour snacks after HJS guidance

Ponda : Podar International School, Panelim, Old Goa had organised various programs on 15th August 2021, to celebrate Independence Day such as painting masks, making food items, writing poems and painting T-shirts using tri-colours. On getting information of the same, a delegation of HJS met Ms Swati Patel, the Principal of the school and explained that making masks and food items in tri-colours is not a way of exhibiting one’s patriotism. In fact, such use of tri-colour is an insult to the national flag under the Code of National Flag. HJS submitted a memorandum to her in this context. The school made a note of the memorandum and modified instructions related to the celebration program by sending a message to the students and parents against the use of tri-colours on masks. They were advised to use 3 colours of flag for drawing something else except national flags as it might be insulting for the country. HJS was contacted on behalf of Podar School to inform that the school was canceling the celebrations taking note of their memorandum. The school also thanked HJS for creating awareness on the issue.

HJS activists viz. Manohar Naik, Narayan Nadkarni, Jayesh Thali, Pramod Tuyekar and Sanjay Nayak had met the school Principal. Podar International School, is an educational institution founded in 1927 and has more than 135 branches in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa.

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