Chandigarh: Indian national flag was found hoisted at the entry gate of Kalagram in violation of Flag Code of India, 2002, on Thursday. The flag was left hoisted after sunset but neither the mast was of 100 feet in height and nor there was proper lighting on the flag.
Randhir Singh, resident of Sector 20, Chandigarh detected the anomaly and reported the matter to UT police. Randhir Singh, said, “The National flag hoisted at the gates of Kalagram is in violation of Flag Code of India, 2002.Accordiong to this code, national flag if hoisted after sunset must have 100 feet high mast and there must be proper lighting. But the national flag here neither had high mast nor had proper lighting provision. Indian national flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of India. It is the symbol of our national pride. And the violation has hurt my patriotic sentiments.”
Randhir Singh lodged a formal complaint with police and also demanded criminal proceedings against the concerned authorities.
What is Flag Code of India?
The Flag Code of India is a set of laws, practices and conventions that apply to the display of the national flag. Flag Code of India, 2002, has been divided into three parts. Part I of the code contains a general description of the national flag. Part II of the code is devoted to the display of the national flag by members of public, private organizations, educational institutions, etc. Part III of the code relates to display of the national flag by Central and state governments and their organizations and agencies.
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