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Har Ghar Tiranga: Important Rules to Follow While Hoisting National Flag at home

The use, display, and hoisting of the Indian national flag are regulated by established laws and customs known as the Flag Code of India.

Shruti Kandwal
The Flag Code of India, which went into force on January 26, 2002, is divided into three sections
The Flag Code of India, which went into force on January 26, 2002, is divided into three sections

The Indian government has started a new initiative called "Har Ghar Tiranga" as it prepares to celebrate India's 75th anniversary of independence. Indians are being urged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take part in the campaign by flying the national flag from August 13 to August 15, 2022. This campaign has been started with the motive to deepen our bond with Tricolor.

On July 22, 2022, the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign officially began. On the day of the launch of the campaign PM Modi said, "75 years back, it was on this day that the country adopted its present national flag. Today, we recall the monumental courage and efforts of all those who dreamt of a flag for free India when we were fighting colonial rule. We reiterate our commitment to fulfill their vision and build India of their dreams."

However, the Modi government's most recent changes to the Indian Flag Code have drawn criticism. The use, display, and hoisting of the Indian national flag are regulated by established laws and customs known as the Flag Code of India. The Flag Code of India, which went into force on January 26, 2002, is divided into three sections and contains comprehensive instructions on how to hoist the flag. It specifies how the national flag must be displayed at private, public, and government facilities.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about hoisting the national flag:

How to display the national flag?

The national flag must be displayed prominently and placed in a respectable position.

The saffron band of the flag must always be shown on top, and it must never be hung upside down.

A damaged or untidy flag must never be displayed.

It should never be displayed as a rosette, bunting, festoon, or in any other way.

Where can the national flag be displayed?

The Flag Code of India states that "a member of the public, private organization, or educational institute is allowed to hoist the national flag on all days and occasions, ceremonial or otherwise, consistent with the dignity and honor of the flag."

Can a person display the national flag on a vehicle?

The right to display the national flag on a vehicle has only been given to people with important designations.

President, Vice-President, Governors, Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court Judges, Chief Justice of High Courts, Judges of High Courts, Heads of Indian Missions, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Union level Deputy Ministers, Cabinet Minister of a State or Union Territory, Chief Minister of a state, Lok Sabha Speaker, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha, Chairman of State Legislative Councils, Speakers of the state and Union Territory Legislative Assemblies, Deputy Chairman of Legislative Council in States, Deputy Speakers of Legislative Assemblies in States and Union Territories. are among those who are permitted to display the tricolor.

What is the correct way to display the Tricolor?

Regardless of the weather, the flag must be flown from sunrise to sunset if it is displayed in a public building.

The movement of the flag must always be swift when lifting it while slow when lowering it.

How should the national flag be disposed of?

The damaged national flag must be completely disposed of in privacy, either by burning it or through another method that would respect its dignity. Furthermore, after being flown by the people, paper national flags should never be thrown on the ground. It is necessary to dispose of the paper flags with due regard to their dignity.

More on this:
  • What is the right size and ratio of the national flag?

    Any size can be used for the national flag, but it must always be rectangular and have a fixed length-to-height ratio of 3:2.

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