Tricolour hoisted over Press Enclave at Lal Chowk in Srinagar for the first time since independence

Tricolour hoisted over Press Enclave at Lal Chowk in Srinagar for the first time since independence

Schools have also been asked to adopt a colour-theme on the backdrop of the boards.

Tricolour was hoisted over Press Enclave at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, for the first time since independence. Union Minister Jitendra Singh took to Twitter and shared a photograph of the national flag flying atop the premier institution.

According to local media reports, the national flag was hoisted in compliance with the orders of the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The development comes just a day after a flag was hoisted atop SKIMS Soura, a premier tertiary care hospital in the Valley.

Tricolour hoisted over Press Enclave at Lal Chowk in Srinagar for the first time since independence
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A circular regarding this was issued by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, PK Pole, last week. In March, the J&K administration had directed all the government schools across the UT to display signboards with a Tricolour in the background. According to a report in the Times of India, the schools have been given a deadline of April 30 to comply with the order. Schools have also been asked to adopt a colour-theme on the backdrop of the boards.

“The initiative was started in February this year and most of the schools have begun working on it," an official was quoted as saying by the paper.

In August 2019, the Centre abrogated Article 370 and revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two UTs - Ladakh and J&K. Hoisting the Tricolour in Lal Chowk, believed to be one of the most sensitive areas in Srinagar, is symbolically important.

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