Flag Hoisting Instructions Independence Day in Schools, Offices Memo GAD01

Memo No.GAD01-PROTOCERE(S TFN)/32/2019-PROT-B , Dated:01/08/2019 State Functions - Certain arrangements for the Independence Day Celebrations, 2019 - Pattern of Celebrations in District Head Quarters, villages and Heads of Institutions - Regarding. GAD has issued instructions and guidelines, stating who should unfurl the National Flag on Independence Day in Schools, Colleges, Offices etc. Head of the Institutions will hoist the National Flag for 2019 Independence Day.

Flag Hoisting Instructions Independence Day in Schools, Offices Memo GAD01

  1. It is to inform that the State Government have decided to perform Independence Day Celebrations, 2019 in a befitting manner. A Ceremonial Parade will be held at Municipal Stadium, Vijayawada, at 0900 hours on Thursday, the 15th August, 2019, where, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh will take the salute. The programme for the Independence Day Celebrations on 15th August, 2019 in the Districts is appended to this Memo for information and guidance.
  2. 2. The Hon'ble Ministers, as nominated by the Government will unfurl the National Flag and take salute at a Guard of Honour, provided by the Police, the Home Guards and the NCC. List of Hon'ble Ministers nominated to unfurl the National Flag at District Head Quarters will be communicated separately. Invitations to the function should be extended to the prominent Officials, non- Officials and Freedom Fighters.
  3. 3. A regards, Celebrations in villages, the Collector and District Magistrate of the District concerned shall entrust the responsibilities to the concerned officials of Revenue Department, for arrangements. In other places, the Heads of Institutions shall hoist the National Flag and explain the significance of the Day.
  4. 4. The Government desires that Special functions should be arranged on that day in all he Schools, Colleges and other Institutions, arranging Flag Salutations, Community singing of the National Anthem and distribution of sweets to children etc. The Heads of Departments concerned are requested to issue suitable instructions to all institutions under their control to ensure that the Independence Day Celebrations by the Institutions and that of the Local Bodies do not clash with those at District Head Quarters.
  5. 5. The other functions of the day may include items like sports (including sports), Display or display of other skills by College/School Students; planting of trees; inter-School/Inter-Collegiate debate; community work; launching of any important scheme for rural development; speech by selected boys/girls on the significance of 15th August; cultural programmes; distribution of prizes/certificate/medals for works in fields like National interests, small savings, family planning or any other aspect of rural development. These programmes be organized wherever feasible.
  6. As usual, there will be no restriction on the flying of the National Flag on the Independence Day; the National Flag could be flown on all the Public buildings. The recipients of Civilian, Tamrapatra Awards and the Freedom Fighters should also be invited and given prominent place in the seating arrangements as per the protocol instructions, at the Guard of Honour and for other functions


The following programme is to be organized for Independence Day Celebrations on 15.08.2019 at District Head Quarters other than at Krishna and other Moffussil places.

  • MORNING: Community singing of National Anthem and other National Songs in all Educational / Industrial Establishments and Public Undertakings and taking out processiok of Students and others terminating at the venue of the function.
  • 0900 hours: Unfurling of National Flag by the Minister Nominated by the Government at the Guard of Honour by Police; Home Guards and NCC etc. Distribution of Patta Certificates (Short speech by the Minister).
  • MORNING: March-past by School Children through streets, singing National Anthem and othe National Songs (it should be ensured that the children taking part in the procession should not be put to undue strain). 
  • 0900 hours: Flag hoisting at local schools, Panchayat Office, Mandal Offices or at any other Central Place, Community singing of National Anthem and National Songs. Distribution of sweets to Children.