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The Indian National Flag represents hopes and aspirations of the people of India and hence should occupy a position of honour. There is universal affection and respect for, and loyalty to, the National flag. Yet, a perceptible lack of awareness is often noticed, in regard to laws, practices and conventions that apply to display of the National Flag.

A copy each of The Prevention of Insults to national Honour Act, 1971’ and ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’ which governs display of National Flag, are enclosed herewith for strict compliance of the provisions contained in the Act and the Flag Code

Further, it has been noted that on the occasions of important national, cultural and sports events, the National Flags made of plastic are also being used in place of National Flags made of paper. Since, plastic flags are not biodegradable like paper flags, these do not get decomposed for a long time and ensuring appropriate disposal of National Flags made of plastic commensurate with dignity of the flag, is a practical problem,

All are, therefore, requested to ensure that on the occasions of important national, cultural and sports events, Flags made of paper only are used in terms of the provisions of the ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’ and such paper Flags are not discarded or thrown on the ground after the event. Such Flags are to be disposed of, in private, consistent with the dignity of the Flag.


Prevention_Insults_National_Honour_Act1971 (English)

Flag code of india English

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