Union MoS PMO and sitting MP Dr Jitendra Singh will lead the yatra in Jammu region while Union MoS Home Kiran Rijiju in Ladakh region, J&K State General Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Kaul said.
"September 17 is not Modi's birthday... Sardar Patel got you freedom. Hence, carry out 'Tiranga Yatra' in all parts of the state," Modi told party workers at packed LB Stadium in Hyderabad.
A statement by the ministry, headed by Prakash Javadekar, said the decision has been taken "to re-instill the spirit of freedom struggle and national movement among the younger generation."
Teenager Vishal Prajapati was killed after the gun of a security guard accidentally went off during the flag hoisting function.
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