Its not Frdshp day , Rose day, Valentine’s day etc etc…Wish you all a very Happy Independence day in advance…….Lets Value our Nation and the brave Fighters for a change!!!

Hello Everyone J …. Wishing you all a very Happy Friday Morning & Happy Independence Day in advance J!!

On the 15th of August every year, every Indian is made aware of the chequered past of the country. The arduous struggle for freedom and the immortal sacrifices of our freedom fighters is remembered by free India. On this day, the largest democracy of the world celebrates the gift of freedom given to her by the brave patriots. This day commemorates India's legal freedom from the British imperialist rule.
The celebrations begin in the morning when the National Flag is unfurled at the Red Fort. The Tri - color waving in the wind symbolizes the assertion of the country's freedom & her triumphant call of sovereignty.
With Independence Day knocking at our doorstep, we would like to explore some insights into our Indian National Flag.


Unofficial flag of India in 1906

The first national flag in India is said to have been hoisted on

August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta now Kolkata. The flag was composed of three horizontal strips of red, yellow and green.


The Berlin committee flag, first raised by Bhikaiji Cama in 1907

The second flag was hoisted in Paris by Madame Cama and her band of exiled revolutionaries in 1907 (according to some inl9OS). This was very similar to the first flag except that the top strip had only one lotus but seven stars denoting the Saptarishi. This flag was also exhibited at a socialist conference in Berlin.


The flag used during the Home Rule movement in 1917

The third flag went up in 1917 when our political struggle had taken a definite turn. Dr. Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak hoisted it during the Home rule movement. This flag had five red and four green horizontal strips arranged alternately, with seven stars in the saptarishi configuration super-imposed on them. In the left-hand top corner (the pole end) was the Union Jack. There was also a white crescent and star in one corner.


The flag unofficially adopted in 1921

During the session of the All India Congress Committee which met at Bezwada in 1921 (now Vijayawada) an Andhra youth prepared a flag and took it to Gandhiji. It was made up of two colours-red and green-representing the two major communities i.e. Hindus and Muslims. Gandhiji suggested the addition of a white strip to represent the remaining communities of India and the spinning wheel to symbolise progress of the Nation.

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Flag suggested by All India Congress in 1931

This flag was suggested during the All India Congress Committee session in 1931. However, the Committee's suggestion was not approved.


The flag adopted in 1931. This flag was also the battle ensign of the Indian National Army

The year 1931 was a landmark in the history of the flag. A resolution was passed adopting a tricolor flag as our national flag. This flag, the forbear of the present one, was saffron, white and green with Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel at the center. It was, however, clearly stated that it bore no communal significance and was to be interpreted thus.


The present Tricolour flag of India

On July 22, 1947, the Constituent Assembly adopted it as Free India National Flag. After the advent of Independence, the colours and their significance remained the same. Only the Dharma Charkha of Emperor Asoka was adopted in place of the spinning wheel as the emblem on the flag. Thus, the tricolour flag of the Congress Party eventually became the tricolour flag of Independent India.

The man who designed the Tiranga

Bhartiya Tiranga

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Colours of the Flag:

In the national flag of India the top band is of Saffron colour, indicating the strength and courage of the country. The White middle band indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The last band is Green in colour shows the fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land.

The Chakra:

This Dharma Chakra depicted the "wheel of the law" in the Sarnath Lion Capital made by the 3rd-century BC Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. The chakra intends to show that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.

Lt .Shri Pingali Venkayya

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Lets all salute our Tricolour & plan to take a firm step towards getting our country at Numero Uno position not in terms of Population & Poverty, but in terms of Technology, Economy, Peace & Prosperity.

Enjoy the hard fought Independence & have a wonderful weekend J

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    Coral said...

    Nice post!

  1. ... on August 14, 2010 at 4:08 AM