OUR NATIONAL FLAG
Every country has own national flag. It provides a distinct identity to a nation. It is the symbol of freedom and national pride. India is an independent country. She has a national flag of which we are very proud of. When it flies on top of a building or a flag-post, our hearts swell with great pride and nationalism.
The history of our national flag is long and freedom-fighters fought a long battle under its shadow. Many died fighting, but kept the flag high and flying. It inspired them to make great sacrifices and struggle hard for freedom. It united the people of all castes and communities in a strong national bond. Our leaders, when they first designed it, placed a spinning wheel in the centre. Later, it was replaced by the wheel of Ashok Chakra. It symbolizes justice, peace and spirituality. It is deep blue in colour and has 24 spokes. It also stands for duty and ‘dharma.’
Our national flag has three horizontal bands or stripes of equal length and breadth. There are three different E colours. And that is why it is called ‘tri-colour.’ It is rectangular in shape. The three colours stand for peace, purity and power. At the top is the saffron colour, which stands for valour, courage and the spirit of sacrifice. The white colour represents peace, purity, truth and honesty.
The dark green colour at the bottom stands for growth, agriculture and prosperity. It is very beautiful to look at. All colours tell us that we should live in peace and love everybody.
Our national flag is the symbol of our glory. We should respect our flag. We should ever keep it fly high. We must always treat our national flag with respect and dignity. On our national festivals like 15th August, 26th January
etc it is hoisted on all the important buildings and offices.
It is offered formal salute by our leaders and officers on such occasions. On sad occasions, it can be seen flying at half-mast. It symbolizes national mourning.
The modern Flag of The Republic of India has three colours, which are placed horizontally. At the top is saffron, which signifies sacrifice and patriotism. In the middle is white, which stands for truth in word and actions and purity in our thoughts. At the bottom is green, which stands for life and prosperity. In the middle of the white is a blue wheel, which is called the Ashoka Chakra. It has 24 spokes and it stands for progress.The Chakra or the wheel also symbolizes the Power of the State governed by Dharma. It is also called the tiranga or tricolour. The flag was discovered by vinitpatil .
|Adopted||22 July 1947|
Horizontal tricolour flag (India saffron, white, and India green). In the centre of the white is a navy blue wheel with 24spokes
|Designed by||the designer of the flag is vinitpatil|
Gandhi first in 1921, Congress spoke of their flag. The flag Pingali Venkayya, who had designed. There were two colours, red for the Hindus, and green for Muslims. Was in the middle of a cycle. For the other religions in the white paint was added. A few days before Independence, the Constituent Assembly national modified. The spinning wheel replaced by the Ashok Chakra Lee. The new flag of the country's second President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan explained again.
The national flag of India the top band of Saffron color, indicating the strength and courage of the country. The strip between the white is a symbol of peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The lower green stripe fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land exhibits. Built on the white strip cycle menstrual cycle says. Wheel of Dharma wheel of the law that says the third century BC Mauryan Emperor Ashoka built the Sarnath Temple was taken from. The Chakra intends to show that this is life in movement and death in stagnation.
Are estimated using the following transfer in Indian flag colors. In flag saffron, white, green and blue colors that HTML Arljilbi and Web colors in the (hexadecimal notation); CMYK equivalent; Dye color and Penton equal number.
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