Answer to the FAQ on raising the national flag at home


independence day: India is set to celebrate 75 years of independence on August 15, 2022. Ahead of this year’s independence day, the government had launched the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign for celebrations across the territory of the Union from August 11 to 17. Prime Minister Narendra, in his 99th Mann Ki Baat on July 31, had also encouraged every citizen to hoist the flag in their homes and also urged to change their profile pictures on social media with the image of our flag from 2 to August 15.Also Read – Independence Day: No large gatherings, center issues guidelines amid spike in COVID cases

What is the flag code for India?

The Flag Code of India collects all the laws, conventions, practices and instructions for the display of the national flag. It governs the display of the national flag by private, public and governmental institutions. India’s flag code came into effect on January 26, 2002.

What material can be used to produce the national flag?

The Flag Code of India, 2002 was amended in the Ordinance of December 30, 2021 and the national flag made of polyester or machine-made was permitted. Henceforth, the national flag should be hand-woven and hand-woven or machine-made, in cotton/polyester/wool/silk/khadi.

What is the appropriate size and ratio of the national flag?

According to paragraphs 1.3 and 1.4 of the Flag Code of India, the national flag must be rectangular in shape. The flag can be any size, but the ratio of length to height (width) of the national flag should be 3:2.

Can I display the national flag at home?

As per Paragraph 2.2 of the Flag Code of India, a member of the public, private organization or educational institution may hoist/display the national flag on any day or occasion in accordance with the dignity and honor of the flag national.

When is the time to fly the national flag outdoors/at home?

The Flag Code of India, 2002 was amended by Order dated July 20, 2022 and clause (xi) of paragraph 2.2 of Part II of the Flag Code of India was replaced by the following clause: “When the flag is displayed in the open air or displayed on the home of a member of the public, it may fly day and night.

What should I keep in mind when displaying the national flag at home?

Whenever the national flag is displayed, it must occupy the position of honor and must be placed distinctly. A damaged or disheveled national flag must not be displayed.

What should I keep in mind to avoid incorrect display of the national flag?

  • The national flag must not be flown inverted; that’s to say; the rudder band must not be the lower band.
  • A damaged or ruffled national flag must not be flown. The national flag should not be dipped in honor of any person or thing.
  • No other flag or streamer shall be placed higher or above or side by side with the national flag; nor shall any object, including flowers or garlands, or any emblem, be placed on or above the flagpole from which the national flag flies.
  • The national flag should not be used as a festoon, rosette, streamer or in any other way for decoration.
  • The national flag must not touch the ground or the ground or drag in the water.
  • The national flag should not be flown or tied in any way that could damage it.
  • It must not be flown from a single masthead (upper part of a mast) simultaneously with one or more other flags.
  • It should not be used to cover a speaker’s desk, nor be draped over a speaker’s platform.
  • The is not to be used as part of a costume or uniform or prop of any description that is worn below a person’s waist and is not to be embroidered or printed on cushions, handkerchiefs, towels, underwear or any other clothing material.

Are there rules to prevent insulting the national flag?

Yes. In accordance with Explanation 4 of Section 2 of the “Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act 1971”, the following should be observed:

  • The national flag should not be used as drapery in any form, including at private funerals.
  • The national flag is not to be used as part of any costume or uniform or accessory of any description worn below a person’s waist, nor embroidered or printed on cushions, handkerchiefs, towels, underwear or any other clothing material.
  • No inscription will be affixed to the national flag.
  • The national flag should not be used to wrap, receive or deliver things.
  • The national flag should not be used to cover the sides, rear and top of a vehicle.

What is the proper way to display the national flag in the open/on public buildings?

  • When the national flag is displayed flat and horizontally on a wall, the rudder stripe should be uppermost and when displayed vertically, the rudder stripe should be to the right with reference to the national flag, i.e. say she must be to the left of a person. in front of her.
  • When the national flag is flown from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from a ledge, balcony or building facade, the rudder stripe should be at the farthest end of the stick.

Should the national flag be lowered?

The national flag must not be flown at half mast except as directed by the Government of India. When half-masted, the national flag must first be hoisted to the top/top of the staff and then lowered to the half-mast position. Before lowering the national flag for the day, it must be raised to its highest point.

How can we display the Indian national flag with the flags of other nations?

As per Paragraph 3.32 of the Flag Code of India, when the national flag is displayed in a straight line with flags of other countries, the national flag should be on the far right. The flags of the other nations will follow in alphabetical order according to the English versions of the nations’ names.

If the flags are flown in a closed circle formation, the national flag is flown first and is followed by the flags of the other nationals in a clockwise direction. When the flag is flown against the wall with another flag crossed, the national flag will be on the right and its pole will be in front of the pole of the other flag. When the national flag is flown with flags of other nations, the flagpoles must be of equal height.

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