New Delhi: The HRD ministry has passed a resolution stating that all Central Universities in India will fly the tricolor atop 207 feet tall flag mast “prominently and proudly” on their campuses to signify a “strong India”. Interestingly the very first flag will be hoisted at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The resolution was adopted at a meeting chaired by the HRD minister yesterday.
The move did garner support and also drew sharp reactions from the opposition. The Congress party stated that Nationalism doesn’t mean hoisting the flag and or singing Vande Mataram. Rather it should be reflected in one’s belief in the constitution.
In keeping with the trend of the past week, the move to enforce nationalism polarized opinions on social media.
Welcome move to have Tricolour fly in all Central Univ
— Sidharth Nath Singh (@sidharthnsingh) February 18, 2016
First 207 feet tricolour weighing 135kgs to come up at #JNU in New Delhi followed by all Central Universities across India. Proud moment.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 18, 2016
@ChandrusWeb It’s time to open a tailoring shop and start a flag making business.
— Chitra Narayanan (@ndcnn) February 18, 2016
That should sort this mess out, then. https://t.co/kkKgWHZPPr
— Mitali Saran (@mitalisaran) February 18, 2016
“In addition to the Indian flag, a smaller flag with Arnab Goswami’s picture on it will also be flown in all central universities.”
— Overrated Outcast (@over_rated) February 18, 2016