Recently the High Court through an order on public interest litigation had banned use of national flag made of plastic and paper. The court has also issued an order to spread an awareness to ban such flags. It has been observed that during the national festivals and other important cultural programmes, the citizens and students use national flags made-up of plastic or papers. After the programmes, it is seen that the flags are lying on ground and on roads. This amounts to the insult to national flag. In view of this, district collector Ravindra Thakre appealed to the citizens that on August 15, on Independence Day, people should not use national flag made of plastic or paper.As per the Government resolution on January 1, 2015, the administration had given power to act on the production, distribution and sale of plastic or paper made flags. The court has directed to collect the flags lying on roads after the programme and dispose them. The flags should be returned to senior officials at the district collectorâ€™s office or tehsil officer after sunset in cloth bags or wrapped in cloth. Such flags should be disposed of in presence of senior officials.