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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat defies collector’s order, unfurls flag at Kerala school

Palakkad district Collector Marykutty refused to allow RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to unfurl the flag, stating it is inappropriate for a political leader to hoist the national flag at a school.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 15, 2017 5:42:45 pm
Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Vishwa Sangh Shiksha Varga, Mohan Bhagwat on Hinduism, Mohan Bhagwat on hindus RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (File Photo)

RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday unfurled the national flag at an aided school in Palakkad district of Kerala defying a restrain order issued by the district administration. The district collector had written a missive to the management of the Karnakiamman school clarifying that only the head master or a elected public representative could unfurl the Tricolour. Collector P Marykutty was reiterating an order issued by the state government recently.

The notice was issued to the school management and head master at around 1 am on Tuesday, hours before Bhagwat was scheduled to unfurl the national flag as part of Independence Day celebrations. However, the RSS chief still went ahead and unfurled the flag.

The District Collector said the administration will take action in the matter. “We will give instruction to the police to register a case,” she said.

Addressing the students, Bhagwat said, “It is our duty toAddressing the students, Bhagwat said, “It is our duty to remember the sacrifices and hard efforts of those who laid down their lives during the struggle for Independence. We have to bring that dedication to our lives.” “Our independence is very sacred thing for us. We have to protect it,” he added.

Bhagwat pointed out that India did not get Independence in a day and that it was not the decision of the foreign government to do so. “Since 1857-1947, our leaders strove to get our Independence and they sacrificed everything,” he said.

With PTI Inputs

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