According to the ‘Flag code of India’ 1. The National flag should be hoisted at a height in a suitable manner. 2. Whenever the flag is hoisted, it should occupy the position of honour and be distinctly placed. 3. Where the practice is to fly the flag on any Government building, it should be flown on that building on all days including Sundays and holidays from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of the weather conditions. 4. The flag should always be hoisted briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. The hoisting and lowering should be simultaneous with the bugle calls. 5. When the flag is displayed horizontally or at an angle from the window or balcony, of a building, the saffron band must be upper most. 6. When the flag is flown during a public meeting, the speaker should face the audience and the flag should be displayed behind and to the right of the speaker or flat against the wall above and behind the speaker. 7. When used on occasions like the unveiling of a statue, the flag shall be displayed distinctly and separately. 8. When the flag is displayed on a car, it should be attached to a staff, which should be affixed firmly on the bonnet of the car. 9. When the flag is carried in a procession or a parade, it should be held in the right hand. If there is a line of other flags, the National flag should be in the middle. 10. The flag should not be stooped downwards in respect to any person or thing. 11. No other flag should be hoisted higher than the National flag. 12. The flag should not be used to cover or decorate the speaker’s desk during any meeting. 13. The National flag should never be displayed with the saffron band down. 14. The flag should not be allowed to touch the ground or trail in water. 15. The flag should not be displayed or fastened in a manner which might damage it.
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