The National Flag (flag) is a symbol of the Nation's respect and pride. There is a liberal use of the flag on Independence Day and Republic day. There is a new trend of selling flags made up of paper and plastic, which is incorrect. With a sense of national pride, people enthusiastically buy such flags but the very next day, we find these flags being trampled upon the road, in dustbins and elsewhere. In this context, people forget that they are insulting the flag. Often, these flags are burnt along with garbage. It is the duty of every individual to maintain proper respect of the National Flag. From this point of view the following dos & donts will prove useful.
Do's and Don'ts
Maharashtra Government had released a memorandum on 22 August 2007 which said that ‘Do not use Plastic for preparing National Flag’. This memorandum also contained the information of proper methods to raise National Flag. To see the order in Marathi language click on following links.
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Note: These photos are posted for creating awareness and not hurting sentiments by any mean.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and Sanatan Sanstha have jointly undertaken this nationally important campaign named Respect the National Flag'. As a part of this campaign -
The Samiti is attempting to educate children in various schools, putting up appeals for display in public places and on notice boards, so also attempting to reach maximum people through the medium of Internet.
The Samiti has also appealed to people through the newspapers to implement the above measures.
The Samiti has met the Chief Minister of some of the states in India and has demanded that strict action be taken in cases of insult to the National Flag.
Ban on plastic flags is one of the major demands.
The Samiti has also arranged to keep Flag collection boxes at different places in many cities to collect Flags on the Independence Day.
These collected Flags will be respectfully disposed by burning or burial as per Flag Code of India, 2002
When the Flag is in a damaged or soiled condition, it shall be destroyed as a whole in private, preferably by respectful burning or by any other method consistent with the dignity of the Flag. - Flag Code of India 2002, Section II, Point 2.2 (xiii)
See also: Flag code of India
You can participate in this campaign by doing as much ever possible.
1. Be Proactive: In order to prevent any of the aforementioned untoward incidents, you can circulate this information among your friends, relatives. In order to e-mail many persons at a time you can use the service of 'Send to Friend'.
2. Collect spoilt flags and respectfully dispose them by burning of or burial.
3. Circulate the information to schools by putting these dos and donts on their notice boards.
4. You can try and educate maximum number of people you come in contact with and fulfill your duty towards the motherland.
5. Form a group in order to educate people on this issue and prevent disrespect of flag.
6. Inform us about your action and send the photos, so we can post those in this section to set an example.Click here