Recently the High Court through an order on public interest litigation had banned the use of national flag made of plastic and paper.
The court has also issued an order to spread awareness to ban such flags. It has been observed that during the national festivals and other important cultural programs, the citizens and students use national flags made up of plastic or papers.
After the programs, it is seen that the flags are lying on the ground and roads. This amounts to the insult to the national flag. Because of this, district collector Ravindra Thakre appealed to the citizens that on August 15, on Independence Day, people should not use the national flag made of plastic or paper.
As per the Government resolution on January 1, 2015, the administration had given the power to act on the production, distribution, and sale of plastic or paper made flags.
The court has directed to collect the flags lying on roads after the program and dispose of them. The flags should be returned to senior officials at the district collector’s office or tehsil officer after sunset in cloth bags or wrapped in cloth. Such flags should be disposed of in the presence of senior officials.
(With inputs from TheLiveNagpur)