HJS Awareness drive for prevention of abuse of Indian national flag

Pune : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has been working continuously for many years now for prevention of abuse of national flags taking place on the occasion of national festivals like 15th August and 26th January as people use paper and plastic flags and later throw them anywhere. HJS also filed public interest litigation (PIL) in Mumbai High Court to put a curb on such incidents which lead to insult of national flag. The Court, in response to this PIL, has given few instructions to the Government under which the District Collectors or Tehsildars have to set up a committee and create awareness in their respective districts towards prevention of abuse of national flags. HJS has been trying for many years to create such awareness towards maintaining honour of national flag and is desirous of helping the district administration in this matter as per Court’s orders. A representation was, therefore, submitted to the Dy. District Collector of Pune, Shri. Suresh Jadhav for including HJS, as a voluntary organization, in the committee to be set up for the purpose. Shri. Suresh Jadhav informed that no instruction was received from the Government in this context; but if such committee was to be set up, HJS would surely be made a part as it has been working sincerely for many years for the same goal. Shri. Pravin Naik, Shri. Niranjan Date, Sou. Anuradha Nikam, Dr. Kalyani Gondhalekar and advocate Sou. Prajakta Jamode etc. of HJS were present on the occasion.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat