Flag Code of India has some guidelines for you to dispose of your Tiranga
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign in which he asked all citizens to hoist the national flag at their homes between August 13 to August 15. The campaign was a roaring success.
From the humble homes in small towns to the luxurious mansions of ministers, celebrities and businessmen the national flag dotted every corner and street.
According to Indian trader’s body Confederation of All India Traders, more than 30 crore flags were sold, which is a record in itself.
Now that everyone has celebrated Independence Day, how does one dispose of the national flag?
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi tweeted that NDMC and MCD have set up collection centers for this purpose so you may contact them. He requested people to honor and respect the tricolor and dispose of it with dignity.
Ways of disposing of your Tiranga
If you seem to not find that facility available to you, there are official guidelines. Here are some flag codes on how to dispose of your Tiranga.
Just like there are rules of hoisting the flag, there are rules of disposing of it too. The Flag Code of India was amended last year and came into effect from 26 January 2022.
According to the Flag code of India even a damaged flag should not be thrown away disrespectfully. It should be disposed of, wholly and with dignity. There are two ways one can dispose of the national flag.
One of the ways is to burn the flag. There is a certain way to burn the flag, that is to fold the flag and then put the flag in the middle of the fire carefully. Any other way of burning the flag would come under punishable offense.
Another way of disposing of your national flag is to bury it. One should put all the damaged flags in a wooden box which should be folded and well placed and then bury the box. Have a moment of silence after burying the box.