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RSS changes profile pictures of social media accounts to national flag


The Sangh replaced their social media profile picture with the national flag.

New Delhi:

Ahead of Independence Day, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday replaced profile pictures on its social media accounts with the national flag of its traditional saffron flag.

As the country celebrates ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to mark 75 years of India’s independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to put ‘Tiranga’ as the profile picture of their media accounts social between August 2 and 15.

The RSS, the political source of the ruling BJP, has been criticized by Congress and other oppositions for its stance on the national flag.

In an obvious reference to the RSS, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh asked earlier this month whether the organization which has not hoisted the national flag at its headquarters in Nagpur for 52 years will abide by the message of the Prime Minister to make “tiranga” the profile image of social media accounts.

On Friday, co-head of the RSS publicity department, Narender Thakur, said the Sangh celebrated Independence Day in all its offices by raising the national flag.

The Sangh changed their social media profile picture to the national flag from their organizational flag.

He added that RSS workers were actively involved in the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign.

The central government has urged people to hoist or display the national flag from their homes from August 13 to 15 as part of its “Har Ghar Tiranga” program.

Earlier, the head of the RSS publicity service, Sunil Ambekar, said such things should not be politicized.

The RSS has already extended its support to the “Har Ghar Tiranga” and “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” programs. The Sangh had appealed in July for the full support and participation of the people and swayamsevaks in the programs to be organized by the government, private bodies and Sangh-related organizations, Sunil Ambekar said.

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