The Centre’s ‘Har Ghar Jhanda’ campaign will see a tricolor on every house on August 15

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The idea of ​​people hoisting the national flag is part of the Center’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of independence. The government said the move would invoke feelings of patriotism in people’s hearts

The government will also raise the national flag over 2,000 ASI monuments on August 15. AFP

On August 15, the national flag will be unfurled in every house in the country, if the Center’s plan comes to fruition.

The central government on Wednesday announced the “Har Ghar Jhanda” campaign in which it asked people to hoist the national flag over their homes on August 15.

The campaign was launched as part of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, where India celebrates and commemorates 75 years of independence.

Here is everything we know about this campaign and also the rules to follow when hoisting the Tiranga.

About the “Har Ghar Jhanda” campaign

The government has urged people to hoist the national flag in their residences, colleges, offices and other spaces where they spend even a little time of their lives.

The culture ministry also asked people to sing the national anthem with their family members to mark the celebration of Independence Day on August 15.

Union Culture and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy has also announced that arrangements are being made to hoist the tricolor at around 2,000 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) monuments across the country to mark this day.

In a statement, the government said: “Our relationship with the flag has always been more formal and institutional than personal. Bringing the flag home collectively as a nation in the 75th year of independence thus becomes symbolic not only of an act of personal connection with Tiranga, but also of an embodiment of our commitment to building nation.

The government added that the idea of ​​a flag being flown in every household would arouse feelings of patriotism in people’s hearts and also promote awareness of the national flag.

To launch the campaign, the government decided not to distribute any of the national flags. Instead, he asked people to buy it so they would have a sense of pride in the nation.

waving the flag

As the Center prepares for August 15 and hopes to see Tiranga unfolding hourly, certain rules and guidelines must be followed as set out in the Indian Flag Code of 2002.

Previously, rules for the display of the national flag were governed by the provisions of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Misuse) Act 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act 1971 .

Code 2002 allows unrestricted display of the tricolor as long as the honor and dignity of the flag is respected.

According to the rules, the tricolor cannot be used for commercial purposes and cannot be dipped in tribute to a person or thing.

It further states that whenever the flag is displayed, it must be placed distinctly and must “occupy the position of honour”. Among the things that are not permitted are hoisting a damaged or disheveled flag, flying the tricolor from a single masthead simultaneously with other flags, and no other objects, including flowers or garlands, or a flag should only be placed at the same height next to the tricolor. or above.

In addition, the Tricolore must always be hoisted from sunrise to sunset.

Interestingly, the flag code also states that the tricolor may have nine standard sizes and must always be made of hand-spun and woven wool or cotton or silk khadi bunting.

The code also states that those caught insulting Tiranga can be charged with up to three years in prison and a first offense fine.

With contributions from agencies

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