Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said his government as part of its ‘patriotic budget’ has formed volunteer-based committees to look after all the 500 high-masted tricolors being displayed on flags across the city.
He said that each Tiranga Samman Samiti should mobilize an army of 1,000 youth volunteers and commit themselves to social welfare works.
“The condition of each flag will be monitored and looked after by the concerned five-member Tiranga Samman Samiti in Delhi. The Tiranga Samman Samiti will report to the PWD officials if any flag is torn, dirty, or has any defect due to dust, storm or pollution. Kejriwal said at an event organized to address the volunteers of the Tiranga Samman Samiti at the Thyagaraj Stadium.
Kejriwal said that these committees will mobilize 1,000 volunteers in their area who will work for the service of the country and social welfare. “These volunteers will be assigned five duties. No one should go hungry in their area, no child should go out of school, medical aid should be ensured to the needy, no homeless should be left on the streets, and their Concerned areas should be clean,” Kejriwal said.
He said that till now 200 high mast flags have been installed at different places in Delhi and by August 15, all 500 tricolors will be installed.
The Delhi government, as part of its ‘patriotic budget’ last year, had announced to install 500 tricolors with a height of 115 feet across the city.
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