The UGC informs all institutions about the SOPs shared by the Ministry of Defence.

Ministry of Defense has formulated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Independence Day celebrations in all educational institutions. The University Grants Commission (UGC) in an official notification addressed to all principals and heads of educational institutions said that flat hosting will be organized at 9 am in all institutions.

Ministry of Defence, Government of India has formulated a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Independence Day celebrations, which is attached herewith as Annexure-l. “As you are aware that the upcoming Independence Day, 2022 is being celebrated across the country under the wider ambit of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’,” read the notice.

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SOPs for Independence Day Celebrations 2022

In its first directive, the Ministry of Defense said that Independence Day celebrations/ national flag hoisting ceremonies in all educational institutions should start after 9 am. The next directive suggested the flag-hoisting program either in virtual or physical format depending on the COVID-19 situation. Ministry of Defense encouraged all students, teachers and staff of the school as well as parents/guardians to participate.

As the country celebrates ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, each school has been asked to create a craft project to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Independence Day and honor prominent freedom fighters in their areas. The SOP states that some waste material should be incorporated into the project, emphasizing the concepts of “best from waste” and “wealth from waste”.

Additionally, the Ministry of Defense has asked schools and colleges to host MyGov Quiz. Every year on Independence Day, MoD in association with MyGov conducts an online quiz competition on a specific topic.

Notably, cash prizes will be awarded to the top ten contestants of the quiz. The first prize winner will get Rs. 25,000, and the second prize winner will get Rs.15,000. On the other hand, the third prize winner will get Rs.10,000. A consolation prize of Rs. 5,000 will also be awarded to the remaining seven contestants. This quiz is open to all students in sixth grade or above.

Meanwhile, all educational institutions have been asked to encourage students to install the national flag on their rooftops under the title “Har Ghar Jhanda” in honor of our freedom fighters.

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