Honouring National Flag – Instructions to Kendriya Vidyalaya

Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools should hoist National Flag daily - Dos and Donts in honoring National Flag

Kendriya Vidyalaya should hoist National Flag every day – Do’s and Don’ts in honouring the National Flag

Kendriya Vidyalaya has issued a Circular on honouring of National Flag and the Do’s and Dont’s while hosting or handling National Flag.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools should hoist National Flag daily - Dos and Donts in honoring National Flag


18, Institutional Area,

Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg.

New  Delhl-110016

Tel. 011-26533749

No. F.11029/2014/KVS(HQ)/Misc./401-33

Dated :24.02.2016

The Deputy Commissioner,

Kendriaya Vidyalaya Sangathan

All  Regional Offices and ZIETs

Subject:   Strict  compliance   of  the  provisions  contained  In the  Flag   Code  of  India,   2002  and Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971  –  reg.


As you are aware that the National flag of India Is a symbol of honour and freedom for the country.   It is of great significance  to us.   We should respect and know everything about our national flag.

You  are  directed  to ensure  raising  the flag  every  morning  and  its lowering  before  sunset  on the buildings  of Kendriya Vidyalayas  and regional offices.   Further the Principals of your regions  may be directed to position the flag post at prominent places preferably in the Morning Assembly Area so that all the students shall be able to salute the Tricolour every day.

Besides the following Do’s and Don’ts should also be observed to honour the National Flag:-


•    When the flag is hoisted, it should be flat and horizontal.
•    Saffron panel should be on the top.
•    When flag is hoisted  in open,  it should be flown from sunrise to sunset.
•    Always hoist the flag briskly and lower it slowly  and ceremoniously.
•    All people should face the flag and stand at attention,  when the flag is being hoisted or lowered.


•     Damaged or crumbled flag should not be hoisted or displayed.
•     It should  not be flown half-mast (represents depressed and mourning).
•    Any other flag or emblem should not be placed either above or right to the national flag.
•     It should not be used as a decoration or banner  In any form.
•     It should not be used as a costume  or uniform.
•     It should not be used as a toy by children.
•     It could not be printed or embroidered upon handkerchiefs, dresses or on cushion.
•    After cultural or sport events, flags made of paper or any materials should not be thrown or discarded
on the ground.  Damage or Soiled flag,  paper  made flags should be disposed  in  private  with the dignity of the flag.
•     No  one  should  bum,  mutilate,   deface,  defiles,   disfigures,   destroys,  tramples   upon or  otherwise
shows disrespect  to or brings into contempt (whether by words, either spoken or written, or by acts).
•     It is advisable not to use plastic tags as they are non-biodegradable and harmful to the atmosphere·

You  are,  therefore,  requested  to ensure  compliance  of the  Flag  Code  (enclosed) in all Regional
Offices as well a  Kendriya Vidyalayas

Yours faithfully


Addl Commissioner  (Acad.)

Download KVS circular No. F.11029/2014/KVS(HQ)/Misc./401-33 dated 24.02.2016