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Before hoisting the national flag, know what is the ‘Flag Code’ of India and the new rules related to it

Know the rules for hoisting the national flag

India is going to celebrate its 75th Independence Day on 15th August 2022. At the same time, in the meantime, the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign has also been started by the Prime Minister. Along with this, people have been urged to take part in this campaign. Under this campaign, a target has been set to hoist the tricolor at more than 20 crore houses between August 13-15 and for this an appeal has also been made to the countrymen.

In such a situation, every countryman should know the rules of hoisting the Indian flag. There is also the flag code of India of 2002 for this. At the same time, some new rules have also been added to it. Come, let us know in this special article what is the Flag Code of India and what new rules have been added to it.

Let us now read in detail about the Flag Code of India. What is the flag code of India?

What material can be used to make the national flag?

The Flag Code of India i.e. the Indian Flag Code brings together all the laws, traditions, practices and instructions for the display of the national flag. It also regulates the display of the national flag by private, public, and government institutions.

Indian Flag

When can the tricolor be hoisted?

According to Flag Code 2002, the tricolor could be hoisted only during the day and was to be taken down in the evening. But, according to the amendment made in it, now the tricolor can be hoisted even at night. This amendment has been made in the Flag Code of India 2002 on 20 July 2022.

Who can put the tricolor on their vehicles?

Indian Flag on car

Many people roam around with the tricolor on their vehicles. Know this thing that doing so can also result in punishment. There are separate rules for this in the Flag Code of India. According to the Indian Flag Code 2002, only certain people can put the flag on their vehicles.

It includes the President, Prime Minister, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Cabinet Minister, MP, MLA, Judge of Supreme Court and High Court, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Speakers of Legislative Assemblies and Legislative Councils, and The Vice President and Indian officers of the High Commission abroad or equivalent can put the flag on their vehicle.

National flag size

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The shape of the national flag will be of import. At the same time, the ratio of the length and breadth of the national flag should be 3: 2. At the same time, the standard size of the flag should be as follows:

  1. 6300 X 4200
  2. 3600 X 2400
  3. 2700 X 1800
  4. 1800 X1200
  5. 1350 X 900
  6. 900 X 600
  7. 450 X 300
  8. 225 X 150
  9. 150 X 100

According to the flag code of India, follow these things before hoisting the tricolor

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1. Nothing should be written on the tricolor. 
2. The flag shall not be lowered to salute any object or person. 
3. The flag shall not be used for carrying or carrying any object. However, on special occasions and national days, rose petals can be placed before the flag is hoisted.
4. The flag should not be intentionally allowed to touch the ground and be submerged by water.
5. The flag should not be used to cover vehicles, trains, aircraft, and boats.
6. While hoisting the national flag, its position should be dignified and

7. The national flag shall not be flown with any other flag with the same flag.
8. Whenever the flag is hoisted against a wall, the platter and crooked, then the saffron part should be up. At the same time, when hoisted standing tall, the saffron part should be on the right side according to the flag.
9. No other flag shall be flown above the national flag.
10. The flag made of paper can be used by the public during national occasions and culture and sports competitions. 
11. The flag made of paper will not be deformed or thrown on the ground.
12. The flag should be hoisted in such a way that it is not damaged.
13. If the flag is damaged, it should be completely destroyed by burning it in isolation or by adopting such a method, which will maintain the dignity of the flag. 

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