Tricolor can now be hoisted day & night

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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

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  • 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.

Previous amendments

  • 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