Ayodhya, Aug 13 : A delegation of 35 youths from different parts of the country on Tuesday left for Srinagar to hoist the national tricolour on the 73rd Independence Day, the first after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 15. On the independence day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to hoist the national flag at the Lal Chowk in Srinagar in presence of these youths and other people. This would be the first time that only the Indian flag will be hoisted at the Lal Chowk after Independence as earlier the flag of Jammu and Kashmir was also hoisted along with it.
The team, before leaving for Srinagar, was honoured by local BJP leaders at the Rakabganj roundabout. The BJP women wing members also tied Rakhi on the wrists of these 26 youths. Among the youths, seven are from Ayodhya, ten from Bihar, four from Rajasthan, three from Sultanpur, two from Pratapgarh and nine from Jammu and Kashmir, BJP sources here confirmed. Meanwhile, Yuva Maharana Sena president Dinesh Singh said here on Tuesday that these youths will hoist the national tricolour at Srinagar after they do the same at India Gate in Delhi on Wednesday.
BJP MLA Ved Prakash Gupta said on this Independence day, youths in Ayodhya and other parts of the state along with in Srinagar will hoist the national tri-colour.UNI