Carrying the national tricolour and chanting patriotic slogan, scores of BJP workers followed Vardhan as he moved from Model Town to Adarsh Nagar and Jahangirpuri. The yatra ended at Pitampura.
Tiranga Yatra in Trinagar segment of my parliament draws huge positive response - Bharat Mata ki Jai. Vande Matram🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/KZx0bDzNHz— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) August 22, 2016
"The minister exhorted people to do something in the name of the country and more than enjoying rights we should try to fulfil our duties," the Delhi BJP said in a statement.
We salute our freedom fighters , who dedicated their lives for the freedom struggle- Tiranga Yatra at Shakurpur🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/4Q2mKxZ4p3— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) August 22, 2016
Several other BJP leaders, including North Delhi Mayor Sanjeev Nayyar, accompanied Vardhan during the journey.
'Tiranga Yatra' has been conceived by BJP as part of the programme to imbibe a spirit of nationalism and spread awareness about the contribution of freedom fighters, marking 70th year of Independence.