Women self assist teams (SHGs) in Chhattisgarh have joined the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ marketing campaign and are stitching tricolours as a part of the drive, with their members saying the initiative has not solely generated employment alternatives for them, but additionally woke up the patriotic spirit amongst folks.
The SHGs in all districts of the state have been engaged in making nationwide flags to increase contribution to the marketing campaign, a authorities assertion stated right here on Wednesday. As a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav 8217; being noticed to mark the seventy fifth yr of Independence, Har Ghar Tiranga marketing campaign is being held by the Central authorities from August 11 to fifteen, beneath which the nationwide flags shall be hoisted atop homes throughout the nation.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has appealed to folks of the state to make it a week-long celebration from August 11 to 17 and to hoist flags of their homes, establishments and industrial institutions, it stated. The flags created by ladies SHGs shall be made accessible on the market at inexpensive costs at C-Marts of the state authorities and honest value retailers in villages. Besides, the tricolours shall be additionally made accessible to most people, authorities officers and staff by organising stalls in city our bodies and authorities workplaces, the discharge stated.
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In Raipur district, the SHGs related to Ujala Gram Sangthan of Serikhedi village have set a goal to make about 60,000 flags by August 8 with the assist of the native administration, it stated. Similarly, a Komakhan village-based SHG in Mahasamund district has obtained an order for stitching 1,500 flags, it added. “As of now we have got orders to make 1,500 flags and we hope that we will receive more orders in the next few days,” stated Yamini Sahu, a member of SHG from Komakhan. “I am happy that flags made by the SHGs will be unfurled atop houses and government offices. It is a matter of pride for all of us. This work is not only awakening the feeling of patriotism, but also giving employment to women,” she stated.
The members of Parvati SHG in Dantewada who’re engaged in the identical activity stated they’re seeing it as a service in the direction of the nation, the assertion stated. Officials of Rural Livelihood Mission beneath the panchayat division have been offering technical assist and different steerage to the SHGs. Flags are being made utilizing khadi and polyester materials. Khadi was procured from the Khadi Village Industries Board, whereas polyester from textile mills. The flags shall be made as per the prescribed measurement – 20 inches in peak and 30 inches in width, it added.
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The chief minister has named the marketing campaign as ‘Hamar Tiranga’ (our nationwide flag) within the state and appealed to folks to make use of a particular body themed on Independence week celebration launched by the state authorities of their profile photos on their social media accounts, the discharge stated.