On August 15, the “Har Ghar Jhanda Campaign” will be introduced, encouraging people to hoist our national flag “tiranga” over their houses. The program will be a component of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), a celebration and commemoration of India’s 75th independence.
Har Ghar Jhanda Campaign
The Indian National Flag is a representation of the entire country’s pride in itself. The program “Har Ghar Jhanda Campaign” has been approved by the hon’ble home minister, who is in charge of all initiatives under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, to further honor our flag. It aims to motivate Indians all around the world to raise the flag at their residences.
Bringing the flag home as a nation in the 75th year of independence becomes symbolic of both our commitment to nation-building and our act of personal connection to the Tiranga. The purpose of the initiative is to instill a sense of patriotism in the hearts of the people.
Plans are being made, according to Union Minister of Culture and Tourism G Kishan Reddy, to hoist the Tiranga at roughly 2,000 monuments nationwide that are under ASI protection. Additionally, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be involved in encouraging numerous residents of the area around protected sites to take part in the effort. It is intended that individuals will buy their flags to feel a sense of pride.
Importance of Har Ghar tiranga campaign
- Instead of conducting a distribution effort, the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign sought to inspire individuals.
- This campaign aims to instill a sense of patriotism in the hearts of people and raise awareness of the national flag.
- The participation and contribution of corporate and private entities, including the use of CSR (corporate social responsibility) resources, may also be encouraged.
According to the “Har Ghar Jhanda Campaign,” there are some laws and regulations that must be obeyed, as set forth by the Flag Code of India, 2002, as the Center prepares for 15 August and wants to see the Tiranga unfurled at every hour. Before this, The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act of 1950 and The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act of 1971 controlled how the national flag should be flown. As long as the flag’s honour and dignity are upheld, the 2002 rule permits the display of the Tricolour without restriction.
- According to the rules, the saffron band should not be the bottom band when displaying the national flag.
- It is forbidden to hoist a national flag that is tattered or untidy.
- No one or anything may be saluted by dipping the national flag.
- The National Flag should be placed above all the flags, items, such as flowers or garlands, or an emblem, should not be placed higher than, adjacent to, or above the National Flag.
- It is forbidden to use the national flag as a rosette, festoon, bunting, or in any other decorative context.
- The National Flag should not touch the surface of the earth, the water, or the floor.
- The National Flag should not be attached in any way that could destroy it.
- It is improper to hoist the National Flag and any other flags concurrently from the same masthead (top of a flagpole).
- The National Flag must not be displayed above a speaker’s platform or used to cover a speaker’s desk.
In Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign, “The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971”, should be observed:
- In no circumstance, not even private funerals, may the National Flag be used as drapes?
- The National Flag may not be a part of any kind of costume or uniform, nor may it be embroidered or printed on pillows, handkerchiefs, tablecloths, or other clothing. The national flag must be without inscription.
- Nothing shall be wrapped, received, or delivered using the National Flag. No vehicle must have the sides, rear, or top covered with the National Flag.
Per the law, anyone found to have insulted the Tiranga faces a fine and a prison sentence of up to three years for a first offence.
The correct way to display the National Flag in the open/on public buildings
The National Flag must be hoisted on public buildings per Section III of Part III of the Flag Code of India from dawn to sunset every day, regardless of the weather. It should be swiftly raised and carefully dropped.
The saffron band should be higher when the national flag is exhibited flat and horizontally on a wall, and it should be to the right of the national flag when it is presented vertically, or to the left of someone facing it. The saffron band should be at the furthest end of the staff when the national flag is flown from a staff that projects horizontally or at an angle from a sill, balcony, or building’s front.
How should the Indian National Flag be displayed alongside those of other countries?
When the National Flag is hoisted alongside the flags of other nations in a straight line, the National Flag must fly at the very right, according to Clause 3.32 of the Flag Code of India. The flags of the other countries will be included in alphabetical order according to their names in English.
The National Flag is hoisted first, then the flags of the other nations in a clockwise motion, if the flags are flown in a closed circle formation. The National Flag should be on the right and its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag when they are exhibited against a wall with their staffs crossed. The flag masts must be the same size whenever the national flag is flown alongside those of other countries.
The purpose of the Har Ghar Jhanda Campaign, launched by the federal government to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, is to instil a sense of patriotism in the hearts of its people and raise awareness of the national flag. So, let’s participate and show respect for our nation.
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