‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Campaign Starts From Today; Know Important Rules Regarding National Flag
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New Delhi, 13th August 2022: ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign will start today (August 13) on the completion of 75 years of independence. This campaign will be run from August 13 to August 15. In such a situation, it is important to know the rules under the Flag Code of India related to the use and hoisting of the Indian flag. The use and display of the flag are governed by the Prevention of Insults to National Pride Act 1971 and the Flag Code of India 2002.
The Flag Code of India was amended on January 26, 2002, and citizens were allowed to hoist the flag at their homes, offices and factories not only on national days but on any day. But now, the citizens have to follow the rules and regulations regarding how to fly the national flag based on the law.
The flag should always be rectangular and the ratio of length and height should be 3:2. Flag can be of any size, as long as it is in this ratio.
The Flag Code was amended through an order dated December 20, 2021. Now the use of machine-woven flags made of polyester is also permitted. Earlier, hand-spun and hand-woven fabrics of wool, cotton, silk, khadi, etc. were used.
There is no restriction on hoisting the flag. It can be hoisted by common people, private institutions, educational institutions or others. It can be hoisted on any day, in any ceremony, respecting the flag.
Earlier it was mandatory that if the flag is to be flown in the open area, it should be flown from sunrise to sunset. However, it was amended in July 2022 so that people can put up flags at their homes day and night.
The flag should not be put on any vehicle. The flag may not be displayed in any vehicle except the vehicles of certain dignitaries. Only President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Minister, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Minister of State, Lok Sabha Speaker, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Chief Justice of India, Judge of Supreme Court, Chief Justice of High Court, Judge of High Court can mount flags on the vehicles.
When flying with the National flag with any other flag, care should be taken that the height of the National flag is at the top. While hoisting the flag, the saffron colour should always be kept on the top, when hoisted vertically, the saffron colour should be on the right side with respect to the flag.
A tattered flag should never be flown. The National Flag shall not be used in any dress or uniform or as any dress. The national flag shall not be placed on the ground, floor, or water and should not touch these things while hoisting. It should not be used to wrap anything or anyone.