Respect National Flag

A campaign by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti


National Flag

A campaign by

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

The Flag represents a nation’s identity. It is a symbol of the nation’s respect and pride. The citizens of India show their tremendous love and respect towards the nation on 15th August and 26th January by proudly displaying the Tiranga wherever they can. Unfortunately, this pride is short-lived! In the evening, the same Flags are seen lying in garbage bins or sewage pipes, we find these Flags getting trampled upon on the roads. People forget that this is insulting to the Flag. Often, these Flags are burnt with garbage. Every citizen must maintain proper respect towards our National Flag. For over two decades, the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has been using various media to create awareness about the ‘Respect National Flag’ campaign. Due to untiring efforts, HJS has succeeded in ending 95% production of plastic National Flags, and the subsequent denigration of the Flag.

The Flag Code Simplified for You


The Flag should always occupy a position of honour and be distinctly placed.
Always hoist the flag briskly and lower it slowly and ceremoniously.
Hoist the Flag at a height and in a suitable manner.
Stand at attention facing the flag during the ceremony of hoisting or lowering of the flag.
Take care to see that the Flag does not get crumpled.
Take care to see that the National Flag is not trampled upon or torn.


Do not let 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.
Do not use the Flag as a banner or for decoration.
Do not let the Flag fall on the ground.
Do not use the Flag as a costume or uniform.

Examples of the Flag dishonoured

If you find any person or entity disrespecting the National Flag, make them aware of it or register a complaint against them promptly. Remember, it is an offence that is punishable by a jail term!

Note: These photos have been posted to create awareness and not by any means to hurt sentiments.

Respect the National Flag Campaign by HJS

A 2011 PIL by HJS in the Bombay High Court prompted the Court to instruct the Government to ban plastic flags

The Court instructed the Government to work with NGOs & set up an Action Committee to stop insult to the Flag

HJS holds lectures, quizzes, distributes pamphlets, puts up posters, etc. to create awareness on maintaining the Flag’s honour

HJS submits memoranda to schools, colleges, public representatives, police and administrative officials

Lectures & quizzes in educational institutions by HJS create awareness among students to handling the National Flag responsibly

HJS volunteers collect discarded flags after 15th Aug and 26th Jan and deposit such flags with the administration

HJS actively pursues the Central Home Ministry to act against e-commerce websites & others who sell masks, apparel, other items with the National Flag printed on them

HJS publishes articles in various dailies, weeklies, websites to reach out to as many people as possible. Some radio stations have also been helpful in this regard.

HJS registers complaints against those who disrespect the National Flag, be it through apparel, print or other media, advertisements, etc.

I Pledge To…

Ensure that the Flag is not draped over any vehicle
Ensure that the Flag is not used as a curtain
Ensure that nothing is written or printed on the National flag
Ensure that the Flag is not printed on any apparel or handkerchiefs, masks, napkins, cushions, doormats, etc.
Ensure that the flag is not used as a drapery in any form whatsoever
Ensure that the National Flag is not crumpled or trampled upon or torn
Ensure that the Flag is not used in any form of advertisement or that any advertisement is tied to the flag pole
Ensure that spoilt Flags are collected and given to the administration to be respectfully disposed off

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Evolution of the Tricolour

The Flag Code of India, 2002

Manufacturing process
Respect for the flag
Handling of the flag
Correct display
Showing the flag indoors
Parades and ceremonies
Display on vehicles
Prevention of improper use
Prevention of insults

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