03 September 2007

the history of indian flag


The flag that was first hoisted on August 7, 1906,at the Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta.

Called the ‘Saptarishi Flag’, this was hoisted in Stuttgartat the International Socialist Congress held on August 22, 1907.

Associated with the names of Dr. Annie Besant andLokmanya Tilak, this flag was hoisted atthe Congress session in Calcutta during the‘Home Rule Movement’.

In the year 1921, a young man from Andhra presentedthis flag to Gandhiji for approval. It was only afterGandhiji’s suggestion that the white strip andthe charkha were added.

This flag was suggested during the All India CongressCommittee session in 1931. However, the Committee’ssuggestion was not approved.

On August 6, 1931, the Indian National Congressformally adopted this flag, which was first hoistedon August 31

Our National Flag, which was born on July 22, 1947,with Nehruji’s words, “Now I present to you not only the Resolution,but the Flag itself”. This flag was first hoisted at the Council Houseon August 15, 1947.

The man who designed Tiranga versatile genius Lt. Shri Pingali Venkayya.

Lt .Shri Pingali Venkayya

India's flag is a tricolor standard, with bands of saffron, white, and dark green. The saffron represents courage, sacrifice, patriotism, and renunciation. It is also the color of the Hindu people. The green stands for faith, fertility and the land; it is the color of the Islam religion. The white is in the center, symbolizing the hope for unity and peace. In the center of the white band is a blue wheel with 24 spokes. This is the Ashoka Chakra (or "Wheel of Law"). The Chakra represents the continuing progress of the nation and the importance of justice in life. It also appears on the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka " .


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