Bengaluru – On 15th August, i.e. on Independence Day, a drive for maintaining honour of the national flags was undertaken by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) all over the State of Karnataka. It received a spontaneous response from people and it was publicised through different mediums.
1. HJS and other pro-Hindu organisations submitted a memorandum to the Government demanding stringent legal action against the sellers of plastic national flags. The memorandum was submitted to several districts including Belgaum, Dharwad, South Canara, Bengaluru, and to 19 district collectors, 34 Tehsildars, 23 police officers, few municipal corporations, and town councils, 10 regional education officers, and 64 schools and colleges.
2. Online lectures were held by HJS at 388 schools and 42 colleges to explain the importance of maintaining honour of the national flags which were attended by more than 1300 students.
3. Written matter on this topic was sent to 1,51,371 people through social media for prevention of abuse of national flags.
The Police Commissioner of Mysore read the whole memorandum on submission by HJS activists and he said that the memorandum was good, and it was necessary to create such awareness. HJS was doing this job and he congratulated HJS for the same. He immediately called his secretary and instructed him to take prompt action on the memorandum.