India Flag – The Flag Code of India
India Flag – 2002 came into effect on 26 January 2002.
It contains the rules and regulations to be followed regarding India Flag – our national flag. Most of these rules are known to all of us from childhood.
I have never seen so many wrong shapes, colors, torn, crumpled flags since I got the idea.
This year, due to the ‘Har Ghar India Flag – Tiranga’ campaign, tricolors suddenly appeared everywhere. It seems that it has been produced on a large scale as the tricolor is to be planted, the India Flag – tricolor is wanted.. But is everyone ignoring the quality of the flag in the name of more quantity? Or is it being done on purpose?
I heard that free flags are being distributed door to door by some organizations/some group and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry seeing the quality of those flags.
There is a huge discrepancy between the rules in the India Flag – Indian Flag Code and the flags distributed this year.
● The India Flag – flag should not be torn, twisted or crumpled while being hoisted. It should be hoisted in a proper place.
● The India Flag – flag should not be used on any type of costume. Also, it should not be wrapped below the waist. It should not be used as fabric for handkerchiefs, sofa covers, napkins, underwear.
While in school, the subject of India Flag – ‘Indian flag’ used to come up in painting. Then everyone knows the size of the flag and the rules of how to draw Ashoka Chakra.
“The national flag of India is designed in a horizontal shape, with all the three colors in equal proportion. The ratio of the flag’s width to its length is 2:3. In the center of the white band is a blue wheel which represents the Ashoka Chakra. This Ashoka Chakra has 24 spokes.”
Isn’t this such a simple straightforward thing not to be noticed by those who make flags and those who buy/fly them?
India’s flag is not as difficult or complex as Bhutan, Tibet or Mexico.
This year saw a large number of poor quality, incorrect flags. Some were torn, crumpled, some had Ashoka Chakra diagonally printed and some Ashoka Chakra was printed on one side instead of in the middle of the flag.
Well, what am I saying.. Shouldn’t we realize that we are disrespecting the national flag by flying such false flags in the name of showing love for the nation?? And if someone does not hoist the flag, then immediately he does not have patriotism, patriotism etc.. Is it like that!! beautiful
By the way, there is also a provision of punishment under the India Flag – ‘Indian Flag Code-2002’ and ‘Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971’ for those who do not follow the rules regarding the national flag. In which desecration of the national flag is considered as a serious offense and there is a provision of imprisonment for 3 years or fine or both.
So who is responsible for insulting the national flag now? Flawed flag makers? Who buys that flag? Is that flag free? Or those who fly the flag regardless of what it looks like because they are getting it for free?
Writer – Richa Dinkar