As per the Ministry of Culture, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be the chief guest of ‘Tiranga Utsav’, to be held at Indira Gandhi Stadium.
The patriotic festivities will also mark the 146th birth anniversary of Venkayya, who is the designer of India’s national flag.
As per the programme details available on the ministry’s website, a commemorative postal stamp will be released in honour of Venkayya for his invaluable contribution to the nation followed by the felicitation of his family.
“Pingali Venkayya, a freedom fighter and the designer of India’s national flag, was a follower of Gandhian principles, and it was upon the request of Mahatma Gandhi that he designed the Indian national flag with saffron, white and green colours with ‘chakra’ in the middle”, the ministry said in a statement.
It said that the Tiranga Utsav will also observe the magnificent launch of the Har Ghar Tiranga anthem and video.
The musical evening will see live performances by famous singers like Kailash Kher and others.
The spectacular event will also be attended by the Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern region G Kishan Reddy; Minister for Communication, Electronics and Information Technology & Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw; Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal; Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakashi Lekhi and Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan.
The cultural evening shall mark a historic event to glorify India’s 75th year of independence as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and will be a great tribute to one of the nation’s most important gems Pingali Venkayya, it said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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