Amidst the JNU row currently dominating the political discourse in the country, the Modi government @ has decided to take a significant step. At a conference chaired by the HRD Ministry on Thursday, a decision was taken to fly the national flag prominently at all central universities. The conference was attended by 46 Vice Chancellors of central universities.
The tricolour will fly on a 207-feet high mast on the campuses to signify “strong and united” India.
The decision is significant close on the heels of the controversy regarding the chanting of ‘anti-national’ slogans’ in JNU and Jadavpur University campuses. Many are looking at this decision as a mean to foster patriotic feeling among the students and the youth at large. The national flag at Delhi’s Connaught Place is also 207 feet high.
According to TV reports, the first such flag will be unfurled at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)