Indian Coast guard

Delhi, July 29: The Indian Coast guard (ICG) conducted an underwater flag demo to invoke the feeling of patriotism and awareness among the people about the Indian tricolour.

The government recently made a modification in the Flag Code of India, 2002, to allow the Tricolour to be flown ‘day and night’.

The change has been brought to create awareness among the citizens about the national flag and also to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence.

The central government has also launched the Har Ghar Tiranga drive targeting to mobilize 20 crore households and 100 crore people to hoist the national flag in their homes between August 13 to 15.

In December 2021, the Flag Code of India was changed to include the use of polyester, apart from cotton, wool, silk, and khadi for making flags.

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In order to ease 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, the 1.6 lakh post offices will start keeping flags to be made available from August 1, Monday. The government is also in the process of setting up procedures for the disposal of flags.

The corporate affairs ministry issued a circular to the effect that companies can use their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for activities related to the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. “Spending of CSR funds for the activities related to this campaign such as mass scale production and supply of the national flag, outreach and amplification efforts and other related activities are eligible for CSR activities,” the circular said.

The central government recently made a change in the Flag Code affecting the hoisting of the national tricolor even after sunset. As per the amendment made in Clause (xii) of Para 2.2 of Part II in the Indian Flag Code 2002, “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.”

Whereas, the earlier provision stated, “Where the flag is displayed in open, it should, as far as possible, be flown from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of weather conditions.”