PM Narendra Modi calls for change in social media DP amid total blackout in parts of India
While a part of the country in Manipur reels under total blackout, PM Modi says, as a part of Har Ghar Tiranga, "I have changed the DP on my social media pages and urge you all to do the same”.
Updated 2 Aug 2022, 2:39 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all citizens of India to change their social media DP to Tricolour as a collective movement to celebrate Har Ghar Tiranga on Tuesday - August 2.
"It is a special 2nd August today! At a time when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our nation is all set for #HarGharTiranga, a collective movement to celebrate our Tricolour. I have changed the DP on my social media pages and urge you all to do the same,” Modi tweeted on Tuesday.
The prime minister's call for change in social media DP comes even as some parts of the country has been reeling under total blackout for days together.
Normal life has been paralysed in Tamenglong district in Manipur due to total blackout for the past five consecutive days. All important works are kept pending due to cut in power supply and poor network connectivity, sources said.
Mobile phones remained switched off due to lack of power in the district. At district headquarters, mobile charging facilities were provided and a customer can charge their phones at the rate of Rs 50 per mobile.
As there is no power supply available in the district for five consecutive days, mobile networks have become extremely poor and could not provide its service for 24 hours in the district.