Flag Code of India 2022: The national flag can now be flown throughout the night if it is in the open and is hoisted by a member of the public. As the Union government launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan‘ from August 13, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday amended the Indian Flag Code 2002 to allow the national flag to be flown even at night. Earlier the flag could be flown only between sunrise and sunset.
Flag Code of India 2022
As the government prepares to launch the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga‘ campaign (flag hoisting in every house) from August 13 to 15 as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav‘, it has changed the country’s flag code by allowing the tricolor to fly has changed to.
Be machine made except for both day and night time and polyester use. Prior to this, the tricolor is allowed to be flown from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of the weather.
In a letter to secretaries of all central ministries and departments, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said that the display, hoisting and use of the Indian National Flag is governed by the Flag Code of India, 2002 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971.
Tricolour can now stay hoisted day & night
The Flag Code of India, 2002 has been further amended vide an Order dated the 20th July, 2022 and clause (xi) of paragraph 2.2 of Part-II of the Flag Code of India, 2002 shall now read as follows:- (xi) ) “Where the flag is displayed in the open or is displayed at the residence of a member of the public, it may be flown day and night“.
Similarly, Paragraph 1.2 of Part-I of the Flag Code of India, 2002 shall now read as follows: 1.2. “The national flag should be made of cotton/polyester/wool/silk Khadi bunting by hand spun and hand woven or machine made.”
Indian Flag Code 2002
Previously machine-made and polyester flags are not allowed to be used.
The Amrit Mahotsav of Independence is being celebrated to commemorate 75 years of a progressive independent India.
The ‘Har Ghar Tiranga‘ campaign has been launched to encourage citizens to hoist the national flag at their homes from August 13 to 15.
The Home Secretary also attached the salient features of the Flag Code with his letter, including the changes made on December 30, 2021 and July 20, 2022, and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the use and display of the National Flag.
The government is all set to launch the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga‘ campaign from August 13 to 15 as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav‘ on completion of 75 years of India’s independence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to participate in the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga‘ movement by hoisting the tricolor at home between August 13 and 15.
PM Modi wrote in a tweet, “This year, as we celebrate the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, let us strengthen the tricolor movement at every home. From 13 to 15 August, hoist the tricolor or display it in our homes.”
Under the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga‘ campaign, the tricolor will be hoisted in more than 20 crore homes across the country for three days next month.