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January 25, 2012 / subramanyam

Let’s respect the National flag on this Republic Day


          Tomorrow is the 63rd republic day. On this very same day some 62 years ago, we gave ourselves  a constitution, and declared our selves a soviet secular democratic republic.  Good that we are adhering at least to some(if not all) of the words over there.  On this eve, I want to speak some of my thoughts about the liberal use of the national flag on these national festivals.

           The National Flag (flag) is a symbol of the Nation’s respect and pride. There is a liberal use of the flag on Independence Day and Republic day. There is a new trend of selling flags made up of paper and plastic, which is incorrect. With a sense of national pride, people enthusiastically buy such flags but the very next day, we find these flags being trampled upon the road, in dustbins and elsewhere. In this context, people forget that they are insulting the flag. Often, these flags are burnt along with garbage. It is the duty of every individual to maintain proper respect of the National Flag. From this point of view the following dos & don’ts will prove useful.

Do’s and Don’ts with respect to the national flag.

  •  Hoist the Flag at a height in a suitable manner.
  • Do not let small children use the National Flag as a toy.
  • Do not use or buy plastic Flags.
  • Do not use paper Flags to pin up on shirt pockets, etc.
  • Take care to see that the Flag does not get crumpled.
  • Do not use the Flag as a banner or for decoration.
  • Take care to see that the National Flag is not trampled upon or torn.
  • Do not let the Flag fall on the ground.
  • Do not join cloth pieces to resemble the National Flag.

 

 

 

Happy Republic Day to one and all.

 

Note : Some part of the content was taken from Hindu jan jagruti’s website.http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/respect-flag/

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