With a sense of national pride, people enthusiastically buy such flags but the very next day, we find these flags being trampled upon the road, in dustbins and elsewhere.
- When the Flag is in a damaged or soiled condition, it shall be destroyed as a whole in private, preferably by respectful burning or by any other method consistent with the dignity of the Flag. – Flag Code of India 2002, Section II, Point 2.2 (xiii)
- The flag must never touch the ground or water, or be used as a drapery in any form.
- The flag should always be flown between sunrise and sunset, irrespective of the weather conditions.
- One “reads” a flag like the pages of a book, from top to bottom and from left to right.
- Whenever the flag is displayed indoors in halls at public meetings or gatherings of any kind, it should always be on the right (observers’ left), as this is the position of authority.
- The Indian flag cannot be flown at half-mast.
- Whenever the National Flag is displayed, it should occupy the position of honour and should be distinctly placed.
- As per the guidelines of Prevention of Insults to National Honour (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Indian Flag shall be made up of hand-woven wool, cotton or khadi silk buntings. The flag shall not be used as a portion of a costume or uniform of any description.
What you can do?
- Form a group in order to educate people.
- Circulate the information to schools & School children
- Put the dos and donts on the notice boards.
- Spread the message in Twitter, facebook & other social medias
- Collect spoilt flags and respectfully dispose them by burning of or burial.
- Form a group in order to educate people on this issue and prevent disrespect of flag.
- Share the snaps and details of volunteer program you conducted to prevent disrespect of flag.