Mangaluru: To make the Har Ghar Tiranga programme organised by the Central Government from August 11 to 17 a success, the National Rural Livelihood Mission is all set to sew and prepare the National Flag to facilitate the expression of patriotism, and also Gram Panchayat has ordered Sanjeevini and its unions.
In this regard, in order to facilitate the preparation of the tricolour flag of India, a training programme on sewing the National Flag was conducted on Friday July 22, at RUDSET, Ujire, Belthangady Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, wherein 62 members of Women Self Help Group were trained about the flag code.
A resource person was deputed from Udupi to train how to prepare flags for 62 women who know sewing. He first explained the flag code and trained in flag preparation.
The materials required for preparing the National Flag were purchased from the District itself. After sewing the flag, Ashoka Chakra would be printed in the centre by screen printing.
The women trained here will sew and prepare flags in various Gram Panchayats and homes and deliver them to the sales centre through Sanjeevini Unions.
Aranthodu Gram Panchayat of Sullia Taluk has already been ordered to prepare 1,500 flags out of which 150 have already been prepared. Flag preparation work has also progressed in Jalasur Gram Panchayat of Sullia and Rayee Gram Panchayat of Bantwala Taluk.
According to the amendment brought in 2021, the National Flag can be made of cotton, silk and polyester fabric.
The raw material required to prepare the flag is being bought from Mangaluru’s Saurashtra and School Book Company and is also being brought from Bengaluru. The cost of the cotton cloth flag being prepared now is Rs. 60 and the polyester flag is Rs. 35. They are being stitched in the size of 30×20, 16×24 and 6×9 inches, said NRLM District Programme Manager Hariprasad.
RUDSET Director Suresh K. M. NRLM Zonal Supervisor Jayananda and Resource Person Veena participated in the programme.