Bharat is celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate 75 glorious years of independence. The National Flag is a symbol of the Nation’s respect and pride. There is liberal use of the flag on Independence Day and Republic day. There is a new trend of selling flags made 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 on the roads, in dustbins and elsewhere. By allowing this to happen, 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 towards our 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.
Disrespect of our Flag on Independence Day and Republic Day
‘Respect the National Flag Campaign’ taken up by HJS
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has undertaken this nationally important campaign named ‘Respect our National Flag’. As a part of this campaign
1. 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.
2. The Samiti has also appealed to people through the newspapers to implement the above measures.
3. 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.
4. Ban on plastic flags is one of the major demands.
5. The Samiti has also arranged to keep Flag collection boxes at different places in many cities to collect Flags on Independence Day.
6. These collected Flags will be respectfully disposed by burning or burial as per the Flag Code of India, 2002
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What I can 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.
Come, let us establish Hindu Rashtra !
With Hindu Unity, we can move mountains !
Rules for hoisting the National flag
Clear rules have been laid down to prevent misuse of the National flag
1. The flag should not be used as a drapery in any form whatsoever except in State, Military, Central Para-military Forces funerals.
2. The flag cannot not be draped or stuck over any vehicle, train or boat.
3. The flag should not be used as a curtain in any household.
4. The flag should not be printed on any clothing or over handkerchiefs, napkins, cushions etc.
5. Nothing should be written or printed on the National flag.
6. The flag should not be used in any form of advertisement nor shall an advertising sign be fastened to the pole from which the flag is flown.
7. Only on Independence Day and Republic Day flower petals are kept inside the flag before it is unfurled.
8. During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering of the flag, all persons present should face the flag and stand at attention. Those present in uniform should render the appropriate salute.
9. During a parade, when the flag is in a moving column, persons present will stand at attention and salute as the flag passes by them. A dignitary may take the salute without wearing a cap.
1. Flag of India: Protocol
Manufacturing process, Proper flag protocol
Respect for the flag
Handling of the flag
Showing the flag indoors
Parades and ceremonies
Display on vehicles
2. The Flag Code of India Flag Code of India, 2002, has been divided into three parts
Part I – General description of the National Flag.
Part II – The display of the National Flag by members of public, private organizations, educational institutions, etc.
Part III – Display of the National Flag by Central and State governments and their organisations and agencies.
History of the Indian National Flag
Every free nation of the world has its own flag. It is a symbol of a free country. The National Flag of India was adopted in its present form during the meeting of Constituent Assembly held on the 22 July 1947, a few days before India’s independence from the British on 15 August, 1947. It is really amazing to see the various changes that our National Flag went through since its first inception. It was discovered or recognised during our national struggle for freedom. The evolution of the Indian National Flag sailed through many vicissitudes to arrive at what it is today. In one way it reflects the political developments in the nation. Read some of the historical milestones involved in the evolution of our National Flag.