Guwahati: In its endeavor to promote the display of the Indian National Flag and inculcate a sense of patriotism among Indians, The Flag Foundation of India on Wednesday Dedicated another commemorative flag at Narangi Military Station, Guwahati on the occasion of Bihu.
The Flag Foundation, led by industrialist Naveen Jindal, has been instrumental in the installation of commemorative flags across the country. Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen RP Kalita was the chief guest on the occasion.
“Democratisation of the Indian National Flag has always been a priority issue for Naveen Jindal, President, Flag Foundation of India. He wanted every citizen to display our National Flag with pride, dignity and Fought a decade-long legal battle to empower the flag to be hoisted and displayed. And honour,” said Major General (Retd) Ashim Kohli, CEO, Flag Foundation of India, in a statement.
“Shri Naveen Jindal always wanted the citizens to display the tricolor to show their respect and pride towards the nation. A newly elected MP after winning the 2004 General Elections from Kurukshetra constituency After joining the Lok Sabha, he was informed that an MP cannot wear the Tricolor on clothes under Rule 349 (XIV) of the House. Mr. Jindal petitioned the Speaker for permission to wear the National Flag and the Parliament Resolution passed in.
He amended the action accordingly. The Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act-1971 on 20 December 2005, which allowed citizens of India to wear the national flag above the waist”, Maj Gen (Retd) Ashim Kohli further added.
The Flag Foundation of India was established as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1980, after winning a decade-long court battle by Mr. Naveen Jindal as a non- -Profit body which enabled all Indians to display our National Flag with dignity and pride. in their homes, offices and factories on all days of the year.
On 23 January 2004, after a long and difficult legal battle fought by Mr. Naveen Jindal (Industrialist, Sportsperson and Member of Parliament), the Supreme Court of India ruled that Display of the National Flag by every citizen on all days, a fundamental right.
Subsequently, he founded the Flag Foundation of India, an NGO.