Har Ghar Tiranga : Know rules, what to AVOID when hoisting National Flag at home | Ahead of India’s 75th year of independence, Prime Minister Modi (PM Modi) has launched the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign under Azadi’s Amrit Mohotsav. The campaign has started today (August 13) and will continue till Monday i.e. August 15. Under this campaign, PM Modi has requested people to hoist the tricolor at their homes to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. In such a situation it is also necessary to know the rules of hoisting the national flag.
According to the Indian Flag Code, the Tricolor can be hoisted at all places on all occasions without disrespecting the dignity and honor of the Tricolor. The code states that the flag can be of any shape, but its length to height ratio must be 3:2 in a rectangular shape. According to the Flag Code of India, earlier the national flag should be hoisted only after sunset, but now this rule has been cancelled. The tricolor can now be displayed at any person’s home in the country at any time of the day, 24 hours a day.
Keep these things in mind before hoisting the tricolor
The New Testament says that the tricolor can be waved day and night. However, the person hoisting the national flag must ensure that the flag is not flown upside down i.e. the saffron side of the flag should be up. Also the flag you hoist should not display a defaced tricolor and should not touch land or water. The public banner ought not be harmed in any capacity. Currently Har Ghar Tiranga campaign is going on so you can also order online tiranga from here..
What to do when the national flag is damaged?
If the national flag is damaged, it should be disposed of in a manner that does not harm its dignity. The Indian Flag Code dictates that it should be burnt and disposed of completely privately and if it is made of paper ensure that it is not left on the ground. If damage occurs, it should be disposed of with complete secrecy keeping in mind the dignity of the tricolor. The official song of Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan is out. Here is the link to download it.
The flag code was improved
On 23 January 2004, the Supreme Court of India, in a historic judgment, declared that there is a fundamental right within the meaning of Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India to freely hoist the national flag with dignity and respect. The Flag Code of India was first changed in December last year. Hand-spun, woven and machine-made flags were permitted using cotton, wool, silk and khadi in addition to polyester.
Har Ghar Tiranga : Know rules, what to AVOID when hoisting National Flag at home
When and where was the public banner of India lifted interestingly?
On 7 August 1906, a rally against the partition of Bengal was organized at Parsi Bagan Chowk (Green Park) in Kolkata. Tricolor flag was hoisted here for the first time. The flag had three horizontal stripes, which were red, yellow and green. At the top was a green band, on which lotus flowers were made. Also in the center was a yellow stripe, on which was written ‘Vande Mataram’. While there was a red bar at the bottom.
- While flying the tricolor you should keep in mind that respect for the tricolor should be paramount. Never fly a filthy or torn banner.
- The tricolor ought to never be flown topsy turvy.
- When you hoist the tricolor, the saffron color should appear at the top.
- The flag should not lean against anyone. Also, no other flag around the tricolor should be taller than it, nor should it be equal to it.
- Nothing else should be placed on the pole of the tricolor. These include flower garlands and insignia.
- While hoisting the tricolor it should be neither on land nor in water.
- The tricolor should not be used as a dress. You cannot use the tricolor on your handkerchief, cushion or anything like that. Nothing can be written on the tricolor.