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MHA directs States, Union Territories to comply with Flag Code provisions ahead of Republic Day celebrations

World NewsIndia NewsMHA directs States, Union Territories to comply with Flag Code provisions ahead of Republic Day celebrations

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed the States and Union Territories (UTs) to strictly comply with the provisions of the Flag Code of India, 2002 and the Prevention of Insult to National Honor Act, 1971. Republic Day Celebrations.

The ministry said that it is advisable to hoist the paper national flag to the public on important national, cultural and sporting events.

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It added that it is also requested to ensure that paper flags used by the public on the occasion of important national, cultural and sporting events are not wasted or thrown on the ground after the event. go

“Such flags should be disposed of, privately, in a manner consistent with the dignity of the flag,” the letter states.

MHA has requested States, Union Territories and Government Ministries as well as Departments to initiate mass awareness program in this regard and wide publicity through advertisements in electronic and print media. .

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The ministry on Thursday issued a letter in this regard to all chief secretaries and administrators of all state governments and UT administrations, as well as secretaries of all ministries and departments of the Government of India.

The letter was issued mentioning that the Indian national flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India and should therefore have a place of honor and that universal love and respect for the national flag and There is loyalty.

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“Yet, there appears to be a noticeable lack of awareness among people, as well as government organizations and agencies, regarding the rules, practices and conventions that apply to the display of the national flag.”

The Ministry hereby also informed that a copy of the ‘Prevention of Insult to National Honor Act, 1971’ and the ‘Flag Code of India, 2002 (as amended in 2021 and 2022)’ regarding the use of the National Flag, Controls waving, exposure. These are available on its website www.imha.gov.in.

The letter said, “As per clause (x) of paragraph 2.2 of Part-II of the Flag Code of India, the national flag made of paper may be hoisted by the public on the occasions of important national, cultural and sporting events.” ”

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