Balasore: The headmaster of Saradiha primary school in Balasore district was suspended for allegedly “insulting” the Indian flag by not taking it down before the sunset.
According to sources, the incident took place during the Independence Day celebration at the school. The school celebrated the 73rd Independence Day but kept the national flag hoisted even after sunset.
As per the Flag Code, it is an insult to the national flag and is a crime against the nation.
Acting on the complaints of a few locals, the Baliapal Block Education Officer (BEO), initiated a brief inquiry and later suspended the responsible headmaster.
As per the Constitution of India, our Indian national flag should always be brought down before sunset.