India celebrates Independence day on 15th August annually and we are in 72nd year to celebrate the freedom of India. Independence Day is a symbol of unity after freedom. The day is to remember the people who sacrificed their lives for our nation. Every year Independence Day events will be organized in a historical site Red Fort, New Delhi. On the eve the prime minister hoists the Indian flag, and the President of India delivers the Address to the Nation. Celebrate Independence Day with your friends and family by sharing the love. Here you can get some Exciting Facts behind the Flag that Student should know.
- For the first time Our National flag was hoisted on August 7, 1906, at Parsi Bagan Square in Calcutta. Initially, the flag is different from the current flag we use. The flag had three horizontal bands with the color of Orange, yellow and Green. At the center, Vande Mataram in Sanskrit (Vande Mataram, meaning “I do homage to the mother”) inscribed on it.
- The lady Madam Bhikaji Cama is a socialist who hoisted first India’s Flag on Foreign Soil. Madam Bhikaji Cama partially modified the Indian flag. She is the person to unfurl Indian National Flag On August 21, 1907, an International Socialist Conference held at Stuttgart, Germany.
- In 1917 a new flag was introduced by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The flag had red and green stripes and Union Jack on the top left. The Crescent will be on the top right with seven stars in the form of Saptrishi constellation.
- Once again in the year of 1921, the new flag was introduced with three horizontal strips. The color (white, Green & Red) indicates the religious minorities of India. The Spinning Wheel at the center representing the symbol of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Again at 1921, another version of Indian flag has introduced by the Congress committee. The flag in the color of saffron at the top, white in the middle, and green color at the bottom. The Spinning Wheel in the middle of the center representing the symbol of Mahatma.
- Pingali Venkayya has modified the Current Indian National Flag. Pingali Venkayya is from Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
- The Indian Flag manufacturing rights have given to Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangh of Hubli. The cloth which used to manufacture the Indian flag must be Kadhi. If any other material has used, it will be a punishable offense with the minimum of three years of imprisonment.
- There is no permission to ordinary Indian Citizens, to hoist the National Flag except the day of Independence and Republic. But the year of 2002, the Flag Code of India is a set of laws amended by the Supreme Court of India. According to that, all the Indian nationals have a rights to hoist the flag with the Flag Code.
- The present National Flag of India has tricolor with a horizontal rectangular, and the length to width ratio will be 3:2. The saffron at the top denotes courage; white color represents sacrifice, and the gree color represents prosperity; In the Middle of White the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue color.
- As per the flag code, the flag must be in the standard of dimension as prescribed by the Government of India. The flag only permitted to hoist on daytime. The display of National Flag must be according to the correct display code.
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