Tricolor can now be hoisted day & night
- Government has amended Flag Code of India to allow tricolour to be displayed in open and on individual houses or buildings throughout the day and night.
The amended rules
- Provision earlier allowed flag, when displayed in the open, to be flown from sunrise to sunset as far as possible.
- Now, member of the public, a private organisation or an educational institution is allowed to hoist the flag on all days and occasions, ceremonial or otherwise, consistent with dignity and honour of the national flag.
- The move comes ahead of 75th anniversary of Indian Independence.
- Flag Code of India was earlier amended on December 30, 2021, allowing use of polyester, apart from cotton, wool, silk and khadi for making hand-spun, hand-woven and machine-made flags.
Har Ghar Tiranga movement
- Indian PM has asked people to hoist the Tricolour or display it in their homes between 13th and 15th August.
- It will deepen connection with national flag as the nation is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav this year.
Prelims take away
- Flag Code of India
- Har Ghar Tiranga movement