India is celebrating 72nd Independence Day this year. Every year we witnessed tricolor flying high and patriotic songs are played everywhere on 15 August. But, do you know there are certain facts about the most prized national symbol ‘ Tricolor’?
Yes, you read it right Tricolour or Tiranga, is one of the most prized national symbols for an Indian which has some rules and regulation which most of the Indians are unaware yet. The Constitution says, “The Indian National flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India”.
So, here are the some important rules about Tricolous that every Indian should know:
1. The Indian Tricolour flag is made up of three equal rectangular bands – saffron on top, white in the middle, and green in the bottom. The length height ratio of the flag is 3:2.
2. The dark blue Asoka Chakra in the middle band has 24 spokes.
3. The National Flag of India shall be made of hand spun and hand woven wool/cotton/silk khadi bunting.
4. The National Flag shall be rectangular in shape. The ratio of the length to the height (width) of the Flag shall be 3:2.
5. The Indian national flag should always occupy a position of honour and should be distinctly placed in any setting.
6. Display of a damaged or a disheveled flag is also an offence. The national flag should not be dipped on any occasion.
7. The flag should always be hoisted at a brisk pace and lowered slowly.
8. The national flag of India should not be used as a festoon or a decoration, or allowed to touch the ground. It is not to be used as an advertisement, garment or wrap of any sort.
9. It cannot be torn, damaged, burnt, or disrespected in any manner. The disposal of a flag should be done as a whole, in private, preferably by burning.
10. It is also an offence to draw or deface the flag with any inscription or graffiti.
Happy Independence Day from the team of Laughing Colours!
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