When we respect the National Flag, do we just buy them to flaunt our love towards our country for a day and then just throw them away?
Every year crores of National Flags are manufactured for various national events. Some make business outta it, some wake up with sudden realisation of love for their country and some civilised, responsible citizens keep them. But after months/years when they get damaged, what should one do? Throw...? The ans is a capital NO!
According to the Flag Code of India 2002, there are two ways of disposing the National Flags. Either by burying or burning them in a respectful manner! NOT TO FORGET, there are a set of rules that need to be followed while choosing one of these options as well. You need to fold the damaged Flags in a certain manner before you dispose them.
I tried hunting on various social sites including "The Flag code of India" site as to how to fold the damaged Flags to dispose them but I just couldn't! It's absurd how none of those sites have mentioned the correct way of disposing of the damaged National Flags!!! There are thousands of videos of Flag hoisting but not one on disposal of damaged Indian flags!
Anyway, I've managed to gather 6 damaged flags from my area along with my friend @dayasatoskar7 and I have no idea how to dispose them in the right "respectful" manner, so all I'm gonna do is hand them over to the cops of my locality and let them do the rest.
While millions try to showcase their patriotism by merely standing up for the National Anthem and attending the Flag hoisting ceremony, this Post Independence Day lets contribute to making a difference and respecting the National Flag. Gather as many damaged, torn, tarnished Flags that y'all can, even if there are 50, 2 or even half a Flag and hand them over to your nearby police station.
I am not a patriot but some things need to be done the right way caz be the change you wish to see in the world. So start with yourself first.
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