*Representational image credit: Siasat

As the car moves on the busy main road,he follows it and knocks its window yelling,"Bharat Mata Ki Jai;Tiranga Jhanda Lo'.The window is brought down and after Rs 10 is given to him, he sells the tricolour flag to be put up on top of the Honda City.

He is among scores of Indian national flag sellers who mushroom on the eve of the Independence day or the Republic day across the country.

*Flag seller

The scene is no different this time in Ranchi when Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu is unfurling the national flag on the occasion of the 70th Republic Day at Morahabadi Maidan.

Apart from flag sellers, the state government has come up with attractive and colourful tableaux showcasing the 'development' of Jharkhand. These tableaux, each made on different frontages will steal the show on Republic Day (R-Day) at Morhabadi Ground in Ranchi on Saturday, stall the show. 

Presenting the glimpse of 'modern' and 'developing' Jharkhand 'heading towards a new dawn' this R-Day, several government schemes of almost all departments are there struggling to enthral the denizens.

Adding on some attractive elements to capture the attention of public while imparting important messages, the tableaux glorifying the dominance of females in every sector is at the centre of attraction. 

Presenting Jharkhand’s progress, the citizens are being made to get a glimpse of mixed themes ranging from exotic tourist circuits to steps taken up to the promotion of cottage industries, the role of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and so on.

A few popular devotional sites and archaeological heritages are showcased through the tableaux. At least one tableaux showcase the life history of great tribal leaders, besides, the importance of solar energy, the significance of skill development in uplifting the lives of several people especially the downtrodden. 

Various initiatives were taken up by the Department of Health and Family Welfare like Ayushmaan Bharat, ‘Mukhyamantri Swasthya Bima Yojana’ including others will also be showcased. Taking up immunization, malnutrition and ‘Aaganwadi’, the tableau by Department of women, child development and social security will convey the importance of these vital issues among the public.

Also, depicting the quintessence of Jharkhand blessed with an abundance of forest and natural resources, a tableau appears to focus on employment generated through cottage industries while it shows the importance of value-added forest goods like Lac, Silk etc.

Alongside, the flag seller carrying national flags stand."Le Lo.Dus Rupey Me Jhanda Le Lo(Buy. Buy the national flag at Rs 10), he yells as the car instead of stopping there, moves forward without looking at him as the national flags are visible every where on this 70th Republic day.    


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