Difference between flag hoisting and unfurling on August 15 and January 26
New Delhi : India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day today (August 15, 2022) and on the occasion it is worth talking about the difference between hoisting and unfurling to mark the two key days – Independence Day and Republic Day.
For those who do not know, the tricolour is hoisted by Prime Minister of India on August 15 every year and the national flag is unfurled by the President every year in January 26.
August 15 marks the freedom of India from colonials and this is why the flag is hoisted; one thing that must be noted is the placement of the national flag. On August 15, the flag is kept on the bottom of the pole and it is lifted to the top of the pole by Prime Minister of India to mark the rise of a free nation.
January 26 marks the day when Indian constitution was adopted, known as Republic Day; on the day, President of India unfurls the flag to honour the historical event of the day. If you notice, the flag is tied on top of the pole and the President unfurls it without pulling the flag up as it takes place on Independence Day.
So now you know the difference between flag hoisting and unfurling on two key days when India celebrates its freedom.