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Explained: Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign and Flag Code of India: UPSC Current Affairs

Aug 09, 2022

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It’s time to elevate your UPSC CSE preparation with our daily dose of Current Affairs. Today’s edition will comprise the Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign and Flag code of India in the context of the upcoming 75th Independence day celebrations.

Keep on reading to upgrade your UPSC preparation as we discuss the topic in detail and also talk about the Flag Code of India, 2002. 

Context

As part of the celebrations of India’s 75th year of Independence, the Government of India has launched “Har Ghar Tiranga” Campaign. While participating in the campaign it is important to understand Flag Code of India.

Probable Question

What is the Flag Code of India? Write the salient features of the Flag Code of India and the recent amendments to it.

About Har Ghar Tiranga

● ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence.

● Through this campaign Citizens are encouraged to hoist the flag in their homes from 13th to 15thAugust 2022.

● The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.

Also, read our yesterday’s edition of Current Affairs on What Indian Laws say about Abortions?

Flag Code of India

● The Indian National Flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India. It is the symbol of our national pride and there is universal affection and respect for, and loyalty to, the National Flag. It occupies a unique and special place in the emotions and psyche of the people of India.

● The hoisting/use/display of the Indian National Flag is governed by the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971 and the Flag Code of India, 2002.

● The Flag Code of India brings together all laws, conventions, practices, and instructions for the display of the National Flag. It governs the display of the National Flag by Private, Public, and Government Institutions. The Flag Code of India took effect on 26th January 2002.

Salient Features of Flag Code of India, 2002

Some of salient features of the Flag Code of India, 2002 are listed below for the information of the public:-

● The Flag Code of India, 2002 was amended vide Order dated 30st December, 2021. Now, the National Flag shall be made of hand spun and hand woven or machine made, cotton/polyester/wool/silk khadi bunting.

● A member of the public, a private organization or an educational institution may hoist/display the National Flag on all days and occasions, ceremonial or otherwise, consistent with the dignity and honor of the National Flag.

● The Flag Code of India, 2002 was amended vide Order dated 19th July, 2022. Now, when the Flag is displayed in the open or displayed on the house of a member of the public, it may be flown day and night.

● The National Flag shall be rectangular in shape. The Flag can be of any size but the ratio of the length to the height (width) of the Flag shall be 3:2.

● Whenever the National Flag is displayed, it should occupy the position of honor and should be distinctly placed.

● A damaged or disheveled Flag shall not be displayed.

● The Flag should not be flown from a single masthead simultaneously with any other flag or flags.

● The Flag should not be flown on any vehicle except of the dignitaries mentioned in Section IX of Part III of the Flag Code, such as President, Vice-President, Prime-Minister, Governors etc.

● No other flag or bunting should be placed higher than or above or side by side with the National Flag.

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