Har Ghar Tiranga – More Than A Hashtag Or Selfie

Aazadi Ka Amrith Mahotsav & Har Ghar Tiranga are tag lines that every Indian has heard over the last few days. It is all over social media, as caller ring back tunes, in advertisements – basically EVERYWHERE!

The #HarGharTiranga campaign was initiated by the Government Of India as part of India’s 75th Independence Day Celebrations. The aim was to enable every Indian (whoever wanted to) to fly the Indian Tricolor (Tiranga) at their homes. As stated on the website “The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag”.

However, as in many situations, for a majority of us this initiative has become all about an Instagram post, a Tweet, a Selfie or a certificate. Don’t mistake me as sounding too jaded – I too have uploaded my humble effort on Social Media. However, the essence of this initiative seems to have been lost on many of us. If you wish to know what this was all about and want to learn more about the Indian National Flag, click here to visit the official Amrit Mahotsav website.

Many of us have bought the flag and have put it up in our homes with pride, displaying our patriotism. It is equally important that after its use, we fold it correctly and store it carefully without it getting damaged or soiled.

The flag has to be first held horizontally. Then the saffron & the green bands need to folded behind the white band with only a strip of each visible. After this, the ends have to be folded towards the middle so that only the Ashoka Chakra is visible. Then the folded flag is to be carried in the palm and stored.

If you are storing the flag at home, then make sure it is well protected from dust and damage & preferably kept separately. Do not store anything on top of the flag.

To know more about the Flag Code Of India, click here.

If you liked this post, do read my older blogs about patriotism and why the Indian Flag is unfurled or hoisted.

 This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.

25 Comments

  1. wonderful informative post and thanks for educating us about the right way of preserving our national flag with so much respect, care and love. Har Ghar Tiranga

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  2. Vasu, even before i opened this link I know it was your post😀… guess how? cuz that day I heard you telling Rafiq to fold it the right way.

    It’s so nice that u decided to write about this and inform everyone.

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  3. This is so important. Patriotism aside, people don’t know the proper flag code or how it should be stored. Just the other day, I saw someone with a flag pinned on the rear windshield.

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  4. Superb post Vasu 🙏🙏 most of the people don’t know these basic things and just sake of taking selfie they are flying Tiranga… But this time am happy that majority of people did this and on 16th August they have taken the Tiranga off as well with respect. And am loving it….Jai Hind 🙏🙏 Mera Bharat badal raha hai dheere dheere 🙏🙏

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  5. I also uploaded my Har Ghar Tiranga effort on social media and was thrilled to see so many people followed the same. The storing of the flag is equally important. You have explained it very well especially the picture is very helpful how to fold the national flag. Many people have opted to store the flag at home. This article will be very helpful.

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    1. I have been following the Amrit Mahotsav and gave such a proud feeling inside. I know the intentions of Har Ghar Tiranga was more about the feelings and I am confident that irrespective of the social media, my fellow country people did have that feeling in their hearts.

  6. I love your selection of topics, Vasumathi. And this one is no different. As much as people display the national flag with pride, they also need to be aware of the flag code and how to store it.

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  7. Informative post,and worth sharing with friends. Yes, we’ve read about how to fold it correctly after use and store it carefully so that it doesn’t get damaged or soiled.
    Some cities are also collecting flags to ensure proper disposal. Following the celebrations, non-profits and volunteers in Mumbai are gathering national flags.

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  8. Such an important and informative post. I had no idea that flag should be folded this way. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  9. I love how you are so outspoken about your patriotism and love for your country to make this article. Others may not think of this as an important thing but its part of who you are as an Indian which I’m sure you are proud of. Truly admirable and I learned a lot from this blog post. Appreciate you sharing this.

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  10. There are specific ways in which our flag must be hoisted and stored and we need to be extremely careful about it. Thanks for sharing the right method. I had to find it on YouTube.

  11. Amazing informative post and thanks for educating us about the right way of preserving our national flag with respect, care, and love. Truly informative and I too learned a lot from this post. Thanks for the post. Har Ghar Tiranga

  12. The national flag this year has been about selfies and social media. Folding the flag rightly is something that I learnt recently. Every household bought flags. Respectfully, they should fold and keep it for the next year. But most people just threw them around. When will Indians realise the sanctity of the national flag, i wonder.

  13. You have explained it so well, You are right most of the people actually left behind the main motto infact many bashed too saying- why should we put Tiranga and all. Wonderful post.

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