NEW DELHI: When the nation is ready to open up 75th Anniversary of the India’s Independence with ‘Har Ghar Tiranga‘. Flag Code of India to allow the three colors to be displayed outdoors and on individual houses/buildings throughout “day and night”. The previous provision allowed the flag, when displayed outdoors, to fly from sunrise to sunset “as far as possible”.
The Flag Code of India, 2002, was revised earlier this week and Article (xii) of Paragraph 2.2 Part II of it has been amended as follows: “Where the flag is displayed outdoors or on display at the home of a member of the public, it can fly day and night.”
The previous provision stated: “Where the flag is to be displayed outdoors, it must be flown as far as possible, from sunrise to sunset, regardless of weather conditions.”
Members of public, private organizations or educational institutions are permitted to fly the flag on all days and occasions, ceremonies or otherwise, consistent with the dignity and honor of the flag. The Flag Code of India was revised on 30 December 2021, allowing the use of polyester, in addition to cotton, wool, silk and khadi fabric for hand-drawn, hand-woven and machine-made flags.