WATCH: Indian Coast Guard Underwater Flag Demo
The Coast Guard performed the underwater flag demonstration to arouse national pride and raise people’s awareness of the Indian Tricolor.
To promote patriotism and raise awareness of the Indian tricolor, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) performed a demonstration of the underwater flag.
The Flag Code of India, 2002 was recently amended by the government to permit the flying of the Tricolor “day and night.”
The alteration was made in order to raise awareness among the populace regarding the national flag and to mark India’s 75th anniversary of independence.
The national government has also started the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, which aims to rally 20 billion households and 100 billion people to raise the flag in their residences between August 13 and August 15.
The Flag Code of India was updated in December 2021 to permit the use of polyester in addition to cotton, wool, silk, and khadi when making flags.
Campaign for Har Ghar Tiranga
flags are accessible at more than 1.6 lakh post offices.
The 1.6 lakh post offices will begin keeping flags to be made available starting on Monday, August 1 in order to facilitate the widespread availability of the national tricolor to celebrate the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign to mark the completion of 75 years of India’s independence.
Additionally, the government is establishing protocols for the removal of flags.
CSR funds from businesses can be used for the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign
Companies may use their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for activities related to the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, according to a circular from the corporate affairs ministry.
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According to the circular, “Spending CSR funds for the activities related to this campaign, such as mass production and supply of the national flag, outreach and amplification efforts, and other related activities are eligible for CSR activities.”
Flag code modification
The national tricolor may now be flown even after dusk thanks to a recent modification to the Flag Code made by the central government.
The Indian Flag Code of 2002 was amended to read as follows: “Where the flag is displayed in open or displayed on the house of a member of the public, it may be flown day and night.”
As opposed to the earlier clause, which read: “Where the flag is displayed in open, it should, as far as is practicable, be flown from sunrise to sunset, regardless of weather conditions.”