Everything About ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Campaign In India
India is celebrating the 75th anniversary of independence as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Here is the answer to every question related to the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Campaign.
The 75th anniversary of independence is being celebrated by the Central Government as the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence.
Under this, the government will start the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign from Saturday to paint the people of the country in patriotism.
Under this, the government has appealed to hoist the tricolor on the roof of 26 crore houses of the country.
Let us know what is the ‘Har Ghar Tricolor’ campaign and what are the rules for hoisting the tricolor flag at homes.
Independence Week ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Campaign
Under the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, the government is celebrating Independence Week from 11 to 17 August. This ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign will be organized from August 13 to 15.
It aims to inspire people to celebrate the glorious history of culture and achievements.
Under this, the government has set a target to hoist the tricolor on all 26 crore houses of the country and BJP is also supporting the government in achieving this.
Supply & Distribution of Tricolor
To make the campaign a success, instead of distributing the tricolor, the government has resorted to banners, booklets and hoardings to motivate the people.
Under this, stickers related to the campaign have been displayed on all government trucks, private and public buses as well as other vehicles of public transport.
Similarly, tricolors have also been made available at post offices and ration shops to make the tricolor accessible to the people.
Chief Secretary DS Mishra has also held meetings with the officials of e-commerce websites like Amazon and Flipkart to bring the tricolor flags online to the people. Similarly, it is planned to allow self-help groups and tailors to sew flags.
Now Every Indian Can Hoist Tricolor
The Union Home Ministry had changed the Flag Code (Flag Code) last year. Earlier flag making was allowed only from hand woven or hand spun fabric, but last year the government allowed making flags using polyester and machines.
Prior to that the use of the national flag was regulated under the Prevention of Improper Use Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971.
What Is The Flag Code Of India?
There are many rules related to the hoisting of the tricolor flag in the Flag Code of India. However, this was changed on 26 January 2002, in which the flag was allowed to be flown everywhere keeping in mind the honor and dignity.
The first section of the Flag Code contains a general description of the national flag, the second includes the hoisting of the tricolor by government, business and educational organizations.
And the third includes the hoisting of the flag by the union or state governments along with their organizations and agencies.
Is Hoisting The National Flag A Fundamental Right?
The panel of judges led by Chief Justice of India VN Khare had said that the people of India have a fundamental right to hoist the national flag throughout the year at their home, shop or office.
However, it was clarified that the place where the national flag is hoisted should not be derogatory to its dignity.
Similarly, paper flags should not be thrown after hoisting the flag and should be lowered in a respectful manner.
What Is The Correct Size & Timing For Tricolor?
As per paragraphs 1.3 and 1.4 of the Flag Code of India, the tricolor flag shall be rectangular in shape. The flag can be of any size, but the ratio of the length and height (width) of the national flag will be 3:2.
Similarly, under the amendment in clause (xi) of paragraph 2.2 of Part-II of the Flag Code on July 20, 2022, now flags flown in the open or on the roofs of the house can be flown at night as well as during the day.
What You Shouldn’t Do With The Tricolor?
Under section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971, bodies of private burials cannot be used for wrapping, clothing or other articles of use including uniform.
Similarly, it is illegal to write anything on the tricolor flag, to use it as a bag to keep things and to cover vehicles. On doing so, action is taken against the concerned under the provisions of this Act.
The tricolor flag cannot be flown at half-mast except on occasions as directed by the Central Government.
If the flag is to be flown at half-mast, first it has to be hoisted at full height and then later it is brought in the middle and released.
Can You Hoist Tricolor On Your Vehicles?
According to the flag code, the privilege of hoisting the tricolor on vehicles is limited to certain categories of people.
These include the President, Vice President, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Head of Indian Missions and Offices, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers of the Union, Chief Ministers of States and Cabinet Ministers.
Similarly , Lok Sabha Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly and Legislative Councils, Chief Justice of India, Judges of Supreme Court, Chief Justice of High Court and other judges are included.