What are the Rules for Hoisting Tricolour Tiranga on Independence Day

The proper methods of hoisting the tricolor and punishment for its insult are mentioned in the Flag Code of India 2002. Actions related to its insult are taken under the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971 Act.

India's independence has completed 75 years. On this occasion 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' is being celebrated all over the country. Under this, on the appeal of PM Modi, the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign continued across the country from August 13. According to the data, the postal department alone in the country has sold more than one crore tricolors within 10 days. Apart from this, tricolors have also been given to people from shops and institutions. Meanwhile, it is important to know that for those who will hoist the flag on August 15, what is the right way and rules for it? Apart from this, what can be the punishment for making a mistake while hoisting the tricolor? First know- Difference between flag hoisting and tricolor hoisting?
The flag hoisting is done on 15th August and the tricolor is hoisted on 26th January. There is a big difference between flag hoisting and flag hoisting. When the tricolor is hoisted by pulling it through a rope from below, it is called flag hoisting. But on 26 January, the tricolor is tied at the top, which is hoisted openly. This is called flag unfurling.

What is the law for hoisting the tricolor?
The proper methods of hoisting the tricolor and punishment for its insult are mentioned in the Flag Code of India 2002. Actions related to its insult are taken under the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971 Act. Who can hoist the national flag when?
According to Rule 2.2 of the Flag Code dated 26 January 2002, any person, institution, educational institution and private-government institution can hoist the tricolor flag with respect on any day or on any occasion.

How to choose a flag?
The Indian flag should be made of hand spun, hand woven woolen/cotton/silk/polyester or khadi cloth. The ratio of the length and width of the flag should be 3:2. That is, the Indian flag should be a rectangle, not in the shape of a square. Earlier the use of machine made and polyester made national flag was not allowed.
If the flag is torn or tampered with?
According to the rules, no picture, painting or photograph should be used in the national flag. Cannot display a torn and muddy flag. The flag should not be tampered with in any way. It should not be kept tilted. Where the tricolor is being hoisted, it should be at the top. That is, no other flag with it should be higher than this. There should not be any kind of advertisement on the pillar or pillar on which the flag is installed. That is, the national flag cannot be used for commercial purposes.

At what time can it be hoisted?
After the amendment of the Flag Code of India, 2002 on 20 July 2022, where the flag is displayed in the open or is displayed at the residence of a citizen, it can be flown day and night. Whereas earlier the tricolor was allowed to be worn from sunrise to sunset.
What to do with the flag after Independence Day?
Paper flags are very much in use in the country, but such flags are later thrown by people, they appear under the feet or in the garbage heap, which is an insult to the national flag. After using the tricolor, it is necessary to keep it in seclusion in a limited manner. According to the flag code, the flag of the country should not be in contact with land or water under any condition. If it is damaged in any way, it should be destroyed by burning in isolation.

What is the punishment for insulting the tricolor?
Any person found insulting the national flag, burning it, defacing it, crushing it or hoisting the flag against the rules, can be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years or with fine. The person can be punished with both jail and fine.

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