By Anshiki Jadia
Independence Day 2021: On the History, Importance and Rare Facts of the National Flag
On this day each year, the Prime Minister of India unfurls the national flag or “tricolor” at the Red Fort. This year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) will also raise the tricolor and deliver a speech from the Red Fort to the country
On this day each year, the Prime Minister of India extends the national flag “tiranga” or “tricolor” at the Red Fort. This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) will also raise the tricolor and head to the country from the Red Fort.
For the Unknown, the national flag was produced after a number of modifications and developments.
Take a look at some interesting facts about the national flag:
1- The first national flag of India was raised on August 7, 1906 at Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta (then Calcutta). It consists of three horizontal stripes in green, yellow and red (from top to bottom). There is a sun and a new moon in the red bar and eight lotus flowers in the green bar.
2- The second banner was launched in 1907 by Mrs. Kama and her band of exiled revolutionaries. The second logo is similar to the first, but some changes have been made to it. The color of the strips has changed, with saffron at the top, yellow in the middle, and green at the bottom. The lotus has replaced the upper stripe with stars, and the positions of the sun and crescent moon have also been swapped.
3- In 1917, during the local self-government movement, Dr. Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak raised the third revision of the national flag. On the third flag, five red and four green horizontal stripes are arranged alternately. It has the Union Jack in the upper left corner and seven stars in the saptarishi configuration. In one corner, a white crescent moon and a star were also placed.
4- In 1921, a young man from Andhra presented a new flag design to Mahatma Gandhi during the All India Congress Committee meeting. It has two colors, red and green. Red represents Hindus, while green represents Muslims. Gandhi then suggested that he add another white stripe to represent all remaining Indian communities. The idea of adding a spinning wheel to the design was also proposed by Gandhi as a symbol of national progress.
5-Then, in 1931, a resolution was passed to adopt the tricolor flag as the national flag of India. It has three strips of saffron, white and green (from top to bottom), with a spinning wheel in the middle. Although people are very good with these strips, they are opposed to including a spinning wheel because it has no public meaning.
6-Finally, the Constituent Assembly passed the Free India flag on July 22, 1947. The color bars and the meaning of the Indian flag remained unchanged after independence. However, the Ashoka wheel replaced the spinning wheel as a symbol of the national flag.