Prime Minister Narendra Modi Citizens are urged to fly tricolor Change your display picture to the national flag at your homes from August 13-15, and on your social media accounts from August 2-15.
Today August 2 is special! At a time when we are celebrating the nectar festival of freedom, our country is all set… https://t.co/H53IysJLJV
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1659408092000
“Today 2nd August is special! At a time when we are celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, our nation is all set for the Tricolor Har Ghar, a mass movement to celebrate our Tricolor. I have taken to my social media pages. DP has changed and urge you all to do the same,” he tweeted.
Flag Code of India 2002
The use, display and hoisting of the National Flag is carried out strictly in accordance with the guidelines laid down in the Flag Code of India 2002, and Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act1971.
It brings together all the laws, traditions, practices and instructions for the display of the national flag by private, public and government institutions.
As per Clause 2.1 of the Flag Code of India, there shall be no restriction on the display of the National Flag by members of the general public, private organizations, educational institutions, etc., in keeping with the dignity and respect of the National Flag.
The code also states that those who disrespect the national flag can face up to three years in prison and a fine for the first time.
Before the Flag Code of India came into force on 26th January, 2002, the rules for display of the national flag were governed by the provisions of Sign and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971.
amendment to the code
To ensure that no citizen violates the rules, the Center recently made two major amendments to the Flag Code.
On July 20, 2022, the Center amended the Flag Code of India, allowing the national flag to be flown both day and night if it is displayed in the open or at the home of a member of the public. Earlier the tricolor could be hoisted only between sunrise and sunset.
In an earlier amendment before December 30, 2021, the government had allowed the use of polyester for making hand-spun, hand-woven and machine-made flags, in addition to cotton, wool, silk and khadi. Earlier, the tricolor could be made only by hand using khadi material.
10 things to keep in mind
Although the government has made it easier for the public to hoist the tricolor, there are some rules that must be followed:
* Whenever the tricolor is displayed, it should be seated in a place of honor and should be kept clearly. A damaged or disorganized flag should not be displayed.
* The flag should not be displayed in an inverted manner; meaning; The saffron bandage should not be the bottom bandage.
* The flag should not be dipped in salute to any person or thing.
* No other flag or bunting should be placed above or above or side by side with the tricolor.
*No object including flowers, garlands or emblems should be placed on or above the flag with which the flag is flown.
* The flag must not be used for celebration, rosettes, bunting, or in any other manner for decoration.
* The national flag should not be allowed to touch the ground or floor or footpath in the water.
* The flag should not be flown simultaneously with any other flag or flag.
* The tricolor should not be used as an accessory of dress or uniform or of any description which is worn below the waist of any person nor should it be embroidered or printed on cushions, HandkerchiefNapkins, undergarments or any dress material.
* The flag must have no letters, and must not be used to cover the sides, rear and top of any vehicle.
proper way to flag
* When the Tricolor is displayed flat and horizontally on the wall, the saffron band should be at the top; And when displayed vertically, the saffron band will be on the right with reference to the national flag, i.e. it should be to the left of the person who is facing it.
* When the tricolor is displayed by a worker horizontally or at an angle from a cob, balcony, or front of a building, the saffron band should be at the farthest end of the staff.
(with inputs from agencies)