The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag on Friday issued a circular that mandated hoisting of National Flag on all government buildings and offices across the district within 15 days. The office of DC Anantnag said that it has been impressed upon all-district, sectoral, tehsil and block level officers to ensure compliance.
“The Government of India, to bring awareness amongst the people and also in the organizations or agencies of the government, in regard to laws, practices and conventions that apply to the display of the National Flag, has defined a Flag Code of India, 2002,” said the circular issued by DC. The circular directed district heads to submit the information related to hoisting, on a daily basis in a format that included the name of the district, the total number of official buildings in the district, number of national flags hoisted as on date and the percentage of completion. The circular further read that the flag is the symbol of our National pride. There is universal affection and respect for, and loyalty to the National Flag.