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Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign

Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign in News

  • Recently, Government announced that all Post Offices will function on holidays, falling before Independence Day 2022 to facilitate the sales and distribution of National Flags under Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign.
  • Special arrangements will be made for the sale of National Flags on public holidays i.e. on 7th, 9th and 14th August 2022 through at least one counter at Post Offices.
    • Special arrangements will also be made for the delivery of the National Flags in all delivery Post Offices.

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Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign in News

  • About: ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence.
    • Under the Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign, government is urging citizens to display or hoist the national flag at their homes between August 13 and 15.
  • Objective: The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.
  • Organizing Ministry: Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign is being organized under overall supervision and guidance of Ministry of Culture.
  • Significance: Bringing the flag home collectively as a nation in the 75th year of independence thus becomes symbolic of not only an act of personal connection to the Tiranga but also an embodiment of our commitment to nation-building.

 

 

How to fold the national flag?

Through a tweet, the Ministry of Culture also laid down four steps to fold the national flag correctly.

  • Step 1:The Indian national flag must be placed horizontally.
  • Step 2:The saffron and green bands need to be folded beneath the white band.
  • Step 3:The white band needs to be then folded in such a manner that only the Ashoka Chakra is visible with parts of the saffron and green bands.
  • Step 4:The folded Indian national flag needs to be carried in arms or palms to store it in a safe place.

 

Rules and Regulations Governing National Flag

  • The ‘Flag Code of India 2002’ and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 governs the use, display and hoisting of the National Flag in India.

 

 

Which material can be used to produce the National Flag?

  • The Flag Code of India, 2002 was amended vide Order dated 30th December, 2021 and National Flag made of polyester or machine made Flag have been allowed.
  • Now, the National Flag shall be made of handspun and handwoven or machine-made, cotton/polyester/wool/silk/khadi bunting.

 

 

Where and When can be National Fag can be hoisted?

  • As per paragraph 2.2 of the Flag Code of India, a member of the public, a private organization, or an educational institution may hoist/display the National Flag on all days or occasions in accordance with the dignity and honour of the National Flag.
  • An amendment through an order on July 20, 2022, allowed the national flag to be hoisted or displayed in the open at the house of the public day and night.
    • Before this amendment, tricolour was allowed to be flown only from sunrise to sunset.

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