Request Details

Orders related to declaration of National Symbols

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Government level: Government of India (India)
Agency/Ministry: Prime Minister's Office
Addressed to: Central Public Information Officer

1. Please provide clear copies of orders/notifications/acts or any other documents that name or declare any national symbols listed below:

A. National Anthem

B. National Flag

C. National Bird

D. National Flower

E. National Tree

F. National Anthem

G. National River

H. National Aquatic Animal

I. State Emblem

J. National Calendar

K. National Animal

L. National Song

M. National Fruit

N. National Game

O. National Currency Symbol

P. Father of Nation

Please provide a complete response for each listed symbol.

2. Please provide the required basis for designating any object, species or person as a National Symbol. Are there any laws in India or sections in the Indian constitution for designating national symbols? Provide documents that provide the reasoning or justification that was the basis for each of the existing national symbols.

3. What is the procedure for getting an object, species or person designated as a national symbol? Where are the rules or regulations? What steps must a citizen take to initiate the process?