Indian Flag Hosting Rules and timing for Independence Day and Republic day

Mahatma Gandhi Said "A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy. For, a flag represents an Ideal The unfurling of the Union Jack evokes in the English breast sentiments whose strength it is difficult to measure. The Stars and Stripes mean a world to the Americans. The Star and the Crescent will call forth the best bravery in Islam."

"It will be necessary for us Indians Muslims, Christians Jews, Parsis, and all others to whom India is their home-to recognize a common flag to live and to die for." 

Here is Information about According to Indian Government Indian Flag Hosting Rules and timing for Independence Day and Republic day.

➤The flag should be a 3:2 aspect ratio rectangle.

➤Whoever in any public place or within public view burns/mutilates/tramples upon or otherwise brings into contempt the Indian National Flag or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

➤A member of public, a private organisation 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 National Flag should occupy the position of honor when displayed.

➤A damaged Flag should not be displayed.

➤The Flag should not be flown from a single mast head simultaneously with other flags.

➤The flag shall not be dipped in salute to any person or thing.

➤The flag must not be used for any commercial purpose.

➤When the Flag is displayed on a speaker’s platform, it should be flown on the speaker’s right as he faces the audience or flat against the wall, above and behind the speaker.

➤When the Flag is displayed flat and horizontal on a wall, the saffron band should be upper most and when displayed vertically, the saffron band shall be on the right with reference to the Flag (i.e. left to the person facing the Flag).

➤No other flag or bunting should be placed higher than or above or side by side with the National Flag; nor should any object including flowers or garlands or emblem be placed on or above the Flag-mast from which the flag is flown.

➤The Flag should not be used as a festoon, rosette or bunting or in any other manner of decoration.
The flag should not be flown at half mast except on occasions on which such notice is issued by the Government.

➤When flown at half-mast, the Flag shall be hoisted to the peak for an instant, then lowered to the half-mast position, but before lowering the Flag for the day, it shall be raised again to the peak.

➤The flag must not touch the ground or the floor or trail in water.

➤The flag should be flown from sunrise to sunset (to the extent possible) irrespective of weather conditions. The Flag may be flown at night only under very special circumstances.

➤If the flag is damaged or soiled, it shall be destroyed as a whole in private, preferably by burning or any other method consistent with the dignity of the flag.

➤The flag shall be hoisted briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously.

➤Only flower petals can be held within the Flag before being unfurled as part of celebrations on special occasions on National Days.

➤Everyone present should stand in attention facing the Flag while it is being hoisted.

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