The Jammu and Kashmir government has directed to hoist the Indian Tricolour in all the schools in the Union Territory on India’s Independence Day on August 15.
In an official communiqué, the government has passed the directions of hoisting the flag under the calendar of activities for the celebration of ‘Aazadi Ka Maha Utsav’.
The flag-hoisting ceremonies will be conducted at the district and cluster level on August 15.
Top officials in the administrative department confirmed that the directives were issued by the government.
“This is not the order of the School Education Department but the government wherein directives have been made to hoist the Tricolour in all the government buildings including in school buildings,” the official said.
The communiqué reads that it had planned to organize the dance competition for the students of class 9-12, with a theme Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat, from April 4 to May 1.
In the calendar of activities for the celebration of Aazadi Ka Maha Utsav, the government has said that an essay writing competition with a theme ‘Unity in Diversity and Atmnirbhar Bharat’ was also scheduled till May 29 followed by a music competition with a theme ‘Mother language’, role plays with a theme Heroes of Independence and Independence day quiz with a theme “India’s Freedom Struggle”. (KNO)