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Rules for Flag Hoisting in India


"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."

~ Mahatma Gandhi

The Indian Flag is a national symbol and it is respected by every citizen of India.

There are certain points to remember while hoisting the Indian Flag.

  1. The Indian Flag should be hoisted with the saffron colour on the top.
  2. There should be no flag or emblem either above the National Flag or on its right.
  3. If there are multiple flags to be hoisted, they must be placed to the left of the Indian Flag.
  4. During the hoisting of the National Flag, all present must stand to give respect and honour its glory.
  5. The flag cannot be intentionally allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in water. It cannot be draped over the hood, top, and sides or back of vehicles, trains, boats or aircraft.
  6. The flag cannot be used for communal gains, drapery, or clothes.
  7. The National Flag  should be flown from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of the weather. It must be taken out before sunset.

For more information on the Flag Code of India, Click Here


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I have a question : Can I hoist National Flag at mid-night i.e at 12 AM 15 Th August 2015? Comment  #1
by Amulya Ratan Sikdar on Aug 12, 2015 5:07 AM IST Report Abuse
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