Video : Respect the National flag
What care one should take regarding Flag ?
Do’s and Don’ts
- Hoist the Flag at a height and in a suitable manner.
- Do not let small children use the National Flag as a toy.
- Do not buy or use plastic Flags.
- Do not use paper Flags to pin up on shirt pockets, etc.
- Take care to see that the Flag does not get crumpled.
- Do not use the Flag as a banner or for decoration.
- Take care to see that the National Flag is not trampled upon or torn.
- Do not let the Flag fall on the ground.
- Do not join cloth pieces to resemble the National Flag.
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Maharashtra Govt. bans the use of plastic for preparing the National Flag !
Maharashtra Government had released a memorandum on 22 August 2007 which said that ‘Do not make the National Flag out of plastic’. This memorandum also contained guidelines on the proper methods of hoisting the National Flag. To see the order in Marathi language click on the following link :
Naked Truth : Disrespect of our Flag by
Countrymen on Independence Day and Republic Day
‘Respect the National Flag Campaign’ taken up by HJS and Sanatan Sanstha
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and Sanatan Sanstha have jointly undertaken this nationally important campaign named ‘Respect our 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 the 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 Independence Day.
- These collected Flags will be respectfully disposed by burning or burial as per the Flag Code of India, 2002
Guideline for disposal of damaged Flag
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
What can I do ?
You can participate in this campaign by doing as much as possible.
1. Be Proactive: In order to prevent any of the aforementioned untoward incidents, you can circulate this information among your friends and relatives.
2. Collect spoilt flags and respectfully dispose them by burning or burial.
3. Circulate the information to schools by putting these do’s and don’ts on their notice boards.
4. You can try and educate maximum number of people you come in contact with and fulfil your duty towards our motherland.
5. Form a group in order to educate people on this issue and prevent the disrespect of the flag.
6. Inform us about your action and send the photos, so we can post those in this section so as to set an example for others to follow.