Kerala: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists tricolour at Palakkad school

Earlier on Tuesday, Mohan Bhagwat was barred from hoisting the national flag.

Palakkad (Kerala): After a major setback, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat finally hoisted the national flag in Karnakkiyamman School at Palakkad in Kerala, on Tuesday, to mark the Independence Day of India.

Earlier on Tuesday, he was barred from hoisting the tricolour, after the District collector issued a memo to the school, categorically stating that it was inappropriate for a political leader to hoist the national flag in an aided school.

The District Collector added that only a teacher or elected representative of the people was allowed to do so.

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) challenged the Collector's decision; standing affirmative that Bhagwat would hoist the flag.

Meanwhile, in his Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opined that the country, in unison, can bring a positive change.

"Everybody is equal in our nation, no one big or small. We together can bring a positive change in the nation," he said.

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