As the Independence day which is celebrated on 15th August, is round the corner, the nation is busy preparing for the celebration, Although the 74th Independence Day in 2020, won’t be similar to how the Independence day is usually celebrated, due to the ongoing pandemic Coronavirus pandemic. But the Indian Government has decided to celebrate the independence day, by maintaining and following the social distancing norms and protocols.
The Independence day celebration takes place at the Red Fort, Delhi. The Prime Minister of India unfurls the “Tiranga” or the tricolour Indian flag. The National Flag of India is the pride of all the citizens of the country and represents our hopes and aspirations.
Just before India got freedom from the British on August 15, In the year 1947, On July 22nd, the members of the Constituent Assembly of India met in the Constitution Hall in Delhi. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru proposed the idea of the national flag for free India and then it was adopted by the members. He called it “A flag not only of freedom for ourselves but a symbol of freedom to all Indians”. That’s how the national flag came into existence.
Check out the facts about the Indian Flag:
1. A flag is a necessity for all nations. Every free nation of the world has a flag of its
2. Such that, The National Flag of India is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (Kesari), white
band with the navy wheel of Ashoka chakra and the dark green in equal proportion.
3. The Indian National Flag was first hoisted by then Prime Minister Nehru on August 16,
1947 at Red Fort.
4. Reportedly the Indian flag was first hoisted on August 7, 1906, in Kolkata at the Parsee
5. It consisted of three horizontal stripes of green, yellow and red.
6. In 1931, when the Congress Committee met in Karachi, they adopted the tricolour as our
7. There were several changes made in the national flag of India.
8. However, only the spinning wheel was replaced by Dharma Chakra of emperor Ashok as
the emblem on the flag.
9. The motive behind the flag was to have no religious interpretation.
10. However, after years of research and hard work into designing the national flag for India.
11. It was designed by Pingali Venkayya who was a freedom fighter and an agricultural from
12. Each colour of the flag has significance.
13. The saffron colour represents courage and sacrifice while white colour signifies truth,
peace and purity. Green colour denotes prosperity while the Ashok Chakra represents
the Laws of Dharma (righteousness).
14. There are 24 equally spaces spokes in the navy wheel of Ashoka Chakra.
15. The National Flag of India is a symbol of the country's sovereign state, its history and
On May 29th, 1953, Tenzing Norgay hoisted the Indian national flag on Mount Everest for the
first time making India proud.
Pingali Venkayya who designed the Indian flag passed away in 1963. Later, He was posthumously honoured for his contribution towards Indian freedom struggle, with a postage stamp in 2009. In the year 2014, he was also proposed with the Bharat Ratna.