NGO provides boxes for used Tricolours

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 24 January 2019

After Independence Day or Republic Day or any National Day celebration, citizens wonder what they should do with the Tricolour flags they have bought with patriotic fervour.

Pune: After Independence Day or Republic Day or any National Day celebration, citizens wonder what they should do with the Tricolour flags they have bought with patriotic fervour. City-based NGO Bharat Flag Foundation has a solution. The NGO provides boxes to schools and other NGOs to collect used flags for proper disposal.

“Prior to the national holiday people purchase flags of all sizes from the market, but the next day they do not have any idea of what should be done with the flags, so they keep them in their wardrobes or throw them in dustbins. To avoid this and make proper disposal of the used flags, our NGO provides boxes to other NGOs and schools of the city to keep the used flags so that it can be disposed according to the protocol provided by the government,” said Girish Murudkar, Founder Member of Bharat Flag Foundation, who is also the proprietor of Murudkar Zendewale in Budhwar Peth.

The boxes have information about the National Emblem along with Flag Codes. The aim is to create awareness of the Indian flag and its rules and regulations regarding display and disposal of the Indian National flag. 

Girish, along with a few friends, started the Bharat Flag Foundation in 2002 to create awareness on display of our Tricolour. The NGO has also advised people to not use plastic flags as they are not environment-friendly.

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