Indian Flag – Do’s & Don’ts

Indian flag is the symbol of national pride. It is the responsibility of every citizen of India to know the do’s and don’ts with respect to the National Flag.
Indian National Flag

  • National Flag of India is tricolour with
    • Deep Saffron on the top – represents strength and courage of the country.
    • White in the middle represents peace and truth with Dharma Chakra.
    • Ashoka Chakra in Navy Blue colour with 24 equally spaced spokes should be at the centre of White panel. It represents “wheel of the law” to show life in movement and death in stagnation.
    • Deep Green at the bottom represents fertility, growth and auspiciousness.

Indian Flag – Do’s & Don’tsFlags must be designed and manufactured according to the rules by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

  • Indian Flag should be made of hand spun and hand woven wool/cotton/silk khadi.
  • The ratio of the length to width should be 3:2 and all the 3 panels should be of equal width.


  • When the flag is hoisted, it should be flat and horizontal. Saffron panel should be on the top and it should be on the right with reference to the flag.
  • When flag is hoisted in open, it should be flown from sunrise to sunset.
  • Always hoist the flag briskly and lower it slowly and ceremoniously.
  • All people should face the flag and stand at attention, when the flag is being hoisted or lowered.


  • Damaged or crumbled flag should not be hoisted or displayed.
  • It should not be flown half-mast (represents depressed and mourning).
  • Any other flag or emblem should not be placed either above or right to the national flag.
  • It should not be used as a decoration or banner in any form.
  • It should not be used as a costume or uniform.
  • It should not be used as a toy by children.
  • It should not be printed or embroidered upon handkerchiefs, dresses or on cushions.
  • After cultural or sport events, flags made of paper or any materials should not be thrown or discarded on the ground. Damage or soiled flag, paper made flags should be disposed in private with the dignity of the flag.

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Important Facts about Indian Republic Day
Indian Republic Day Celebrations 2016
Indian Flag must be in Khadi of Cotton, Silk or Woolen material

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