After central universities, the HRD Ministry has directed residential Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) to hoist the Tricolour on their premises. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has already resolved to hoist the national flag prominently on its campuses.
“It has been decided that the national flag will be hoisted on the buildings of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Regional Offices and academic buildings of JNVs from sunrise to sunset, irrespective of weather conditions, strictly in compliance of Flag Code of India 2002 to inspire respect for the Tricolour,” stated a circular issued last month to communicate the ministry’s decision.
The ministry had also issued a circular to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for “strict compliance of the provisions contained in the Flag Code of India, 2002 and Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971”. In the last week of February, it was reported that the Sangathan issued a circular to its deputy commissioners, stating, “Principals of your regions may be directed to position the flag at prominent places preferably in the morning assembly area, so that all the students shall be able to salute the Tricolour every day.”
While the National Flag Code 2002 is attached with the circular to JNVs, instructions to the KVS further mention five dos and 10 don’ts. Following these orders, KVs and JNVs have started hoisting the national flag in the morning assembly.