India is preparing to celebrate its 75th Independence Day on August 15, 2021. It marks the day India broke free from the oppressive British rule and is a scintillating reminder of the countless sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. On this day, the Prime Minister hoists the ‘Tiranga’ or the tricolor at the Red Fort.
The Significance of the Indian Tricolor Flag:
√ The national flag of any country not only represents the state but also identifies its citizens and their aspirations. It represents the values, struggles, and ideals that unite the country and are unique to the land and its inhabitants.
√ The Indian tricolor flag, which has been a source of inspiration and inspiration to the people of India within the country and across the world, also symbolizes the patriotic spirit and unity among its diverse communities and geography.
√ Although it ignites a sense of pride in our national identity and in every citizen regardless of their caste, creed, gender, or status, at times, the flag is treated in a casual manner at the hands of the public.
Some important Indian flag codes you must know:
1: The Indian national flag should be made of hand spun and hand woven Khadi silk/wool/cotton, consisting of three rectangular panels of saffron (kesari), white with a wheel in the center and green at the bottom.
2: The shape of the flag should be rectangular with length to height (width) in the ratio of 3:2.
3: Educational institutions, private organizations, and individuals in the general public all have the right to exhibit provided it is not for commercial use and is done in a respectful manner at all times.
4: The flag should not be flown after sunset and should be flown at half-mast unless instructed by the government.
5: It is also not to be used as a veil for any funeral in any form and also as part of any dress or uniform.
6: Lettering or embroidery of any kind is prohibited on the national flag and is not used as napkins, cushions or tissues.
7: The national flag should not be used as a tablecloth, as a cover for statues and monuments, or as a receptacle for giving and receiving anything.
8: The flag should be flown in such a way that it does not touch the ground, floor, dirt or water marks.
9: The damaged flag should not be flown and disposed of with due respect by burning it privately or in a situation with due respect.
10: The national flag should not be flown with the saffron color downwards, nor should it be flown below or on the same masthead as any other flag.
11: Paper flags can be used by the public to wave at important national, cultural, and sporting events, but proper care should be taken while using them. After the event, these flags should not be littered around and discarded away, but should be disposed of in private with due respect.
12: The flag should not be dipped to salute anyone or anything.
13: The national flag represents the aspirations of India and its citizens and, therefore, should not be draped on the top, bottom, sides of any vehicle.
14: The National flag is a symbol of national honour and any person who in public or at any place in public view burns, mutilates, defaces, defiles, disfigures, destroys, tramples or otherwise brings shame by writing, speaking or acting shall be imprisoned for three years or fined or both, under the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.
15: The National Flag should not be treated with willful disrespect in every way and for purposes, nor should it be used for any purpose which may bring it to contempt.