Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Pingali Venkayya, the designer of the Indian national flag on his 146th birth anniversary.
The state government organised the birth anniversary celebrations as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
At a programme held at his official residence in Tadepalle, the chief minister hoisted the national flag, took the salute from the police and garlanded the bust of the freedom fighter.
Jagan Mohan Reddy also inaugurated a photo exhibition on the life of Pingali Venkayya.
He also unveiled the portrait of Pingali which was painted by the Director of Culture Department Regulla Mallikharjuna Rao.