On Monday, August 15, India will mark its 75th year of freedom. On August 15, 1947, India declared independence from British domination. To commemorate this historic event, the government has launched the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. From August 13, 2022, to August 15, 2022, it urges individuals to bring the Tiranga or tricolor home and hoist it. However, there are a few things to remember before correctly raising the tricolor, and we have all the answers.
As the country prepares to raise the Indian Flag at home, there are certain important dos and don’ts to remember in order to properly honor the tricolor. The Flag Code of India, 2002, and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 control these guidelines for the usage of the National Flag. The Indian Flag Code compiles all laws, customs, practices, and regulations for displaying the National Flag by Private, Public, and Government Institutions. The code is divided into three sections and contains detailed guidelines in each.
What kind of material may be utilized to make the National Flag?
According to the Flag Code of India, 2002, with an amendment on December 30, 2021, the National Flag can now be polyester or machine-made. Handspun, handwoven, or machine-made cotton/polyester/wool/silk/khadi bunting can be used to make the National Flag.
Where can the National Flag be hoisted?
According to paragraph 2.2 of the Flag Code of India, a member of the public, a private organization, or an educational institution is permitted to hoist/display the National Flag on all days or occasions, ceremonial or otherwise, in conformity with the dignity and honor of the National Flag.
What is the ideal size for the National Flag?
According to India’s Flag Code of 2002, the National Flag shall always be rectangular. The flag can be any size, but the length to height (width) ratio of the national flag should be 3:2.
When can the National Flag be flown?
On July 20, 2022, the government amended clause (XI) of paragraph 2.2 of Part-II to enable flags to be hoisted after sunset. “Where the Flag is shown in open or placed on the residence of a member of the public, it may be flown day and night,” the new regulation states.
The saffron band should never be on the bottom of the National Flag. Other considerations include avoiding displaying a broken tricolor, not allowing the flag to contact the ground, floor, or trail in the water, and never fastening the tricolor in any way that may harm it. Finally, the Indian Flag should not be flown from the same masthead (top section of a flagpole) as another flag.
How to dispose of the National Flag?
According to the Indian Flag Code, if the National Flag is damaged, it shall be destroyed in its whole in secret, preferably by burning or any other way that respects the dignity of the National Flag. Furthermore, if the National Flag is made of paper, it should not be thrown away. These should be disposed of privately, bearing the dignity of the National Flag in mind.