1. News

Har Ghar Tiranga: Know How You Can Respectfully Dispose of the Tiranga

Just like how we have rules for hoisting our national flag, we also have some rules and guidelines on how to dispose it. Due to the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, there have been growing concerns over how the flags will be disposed of with their due respect.

Shruti Kandwal
Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) are also gathering flags in places like Delhi and Mumbai to make sure they are disposed of correctly.
Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) are also gathering flags in places like Delhi and Mumbai to make sure they are disposed of correctly.

After spending a long, cheerful Independence Day weekend it's time to dispose of the National Flag that you so proudly hoisted.

What should we do with the flag we hoisted at the house? How do we dispose it of? The simple solution is please don’t discard it in a dustbin.

Just like how we have rules for hoisting our national flag, we also have some rules and guidelines on how to dispose of it. Due to the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, there have been growing concerns over how the flags will be disposed of with their due respect.

Initiatives launched to ‘pick up the fallen’ flags

In order to follow the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign and show patriotism, flags were displayed in every house all over the nation on the 75th Independence Day. But this also meant that this year there will be even more flags possibly being wrongly disposed of. Like every other Independence Day celebration, flags will be fallen in the streets. It is our duty to pick up the fallen flags.

Indian Oil Corporation has started a campaign to "respect the national flag with dignity" in order to address the issue of fallen flags. You can deliver the flags that are no longer in use to the closest Indian Oil Petrol Pumps in compliance with their collecting drive.

The message from the company's Mumbai Division Office stated, "We will preserve the good ones and dispose of the damaged ones with respect."

With its headquarters in New Delhi, Indian Oil Corporation Limited is a state-owned oil and gas producer and explorer in India. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is in charge of supervising the activities of this public sector undertaking.

What are Civic Bodies doing?

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) reported that it has issued instructions as mentioned to its safai sainiks to collect dirty or disordered flags separately.

MCD values and respects the national flag greatly. As a result, it has instructed its Safai Sainiks specifically to gather soiled or disheveled flags separately and deposit them in their respective zone control rooms, according to MCD director of press and information Amit Kumar, who spoke to PTI.

He further added, "These flags shall be disposed of with all due respect and dignity in accordance with the guidelines established by the Flag Code."

Since individuals frequently throw paper, plastic, and polyester flags into the open, the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) has prepared to remove national flags from the city.

According to additional municipal commissioner Abhay Pandey, "The LMC will follow the national flag code for the correct disposal of flags. Many flags are abandoned by citizens each year, and the LMC sanitation team in charge of keeping the city clean was unaware of how to segregate the national flag. We have now educated them on the value of the national flag and the honor attached to it."

Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) are also gathering flags in places like Delhi and Mumbai to make sure they are disposed of correctly. After the celebrations, non-profit organizations and volunteers in Mumbai are gathering national flags.

A circular has been sent to RWA members instructing them to collect flags from their neighborhood and deposit them at a designated location, according to Atul Goyal, the leader of the United Residents Joint Action (URJA), a civil society initiative of 2,500 residents' welfare associations in and around the national capital.

Then, he added, "URJA will remove the flags and make sure there is no disrespect."

Share your comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters