Independence Day 2022 of India: PM Modi has asked citizens to use ‘Tiranga’ as the profile picture of social media accounts between August 2 and 15.
Indian Independence Day 2022: India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day on 15th August this year and to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to visit their homes as a part of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. It is requested to hoist the Indian National Flag. PM Modi has asked citizens to use ‘Tiranga’ as the profile picture of social media accounts between August 2 and 15. PM Modi said in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’, “When India completes 75 years of its independence, we all are going to see a glorious and historic moment.” While many people are participating in the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign.
Using the Indian tricolor flag on their homes and the Indian national flag on social media platforms as a display picture, some have even draped the Indian flag on their cars, bikes and vehicles. People’s intentions to wrap the tricolor on their vehicles may not be wrong, yet this move can land them in trouble as it is a violation of the law to wrap the Indian national flag on the hood, top, and side or back.
According to the Flag Code of India, wrapping the Indian National Flag on the hood, top, and sides or rear of a train, boat or aircraft or any other similar object is considered disrespectful to the Indian National Flag. According to the Flag Code of India, whoever does not comply with this law can be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both. In addition, the Act also provides that the national flag shall be a tricolor panel composed of three rectangular panels or sub-panels of equal width. The color of the top panel will be saffron and the color of the lower panel will be green. The middle panel will be white, with the design of the Ashoka Chakra in dark blue in the center with 24 equally spaced matchsticks. The Ashoka Chakra should preferably be screen printed or otherwise printed or stenciled or suitably embroidered and will be fully visible on both sides of the flag in the center of the white panel.
The Flag Code of India also suggests that an appropriate size should be selected for display. Flags of 450 x 300 mm size are for airplanes on VVIP flights, 225 x 150 mm in size for motor cars and 150 x 100 mm in size for table flags.