The Indian Tricolour Flag is a national symbol that is treated with great respect. It is flown on government buildings, educational institutions, and other public places on all national holidays and important occasions. The flag has three colors: saffron, white, and green, with the Ashoka Chakra in the center of the white band.
Here are some fascinating facts about the Indian Tricolour Flag:
The first facts about Indian national flag was unfurled on August 7, 1906 at Parsi Bagan Square in Kolkata. It was designed by Sister Nivedita, a disciple of Swami Vivekananda.
The modern Indian Tricolour Flag was adopted on July 22, 1947, and it was first hoisted on August 15, 1947, the day India gained independence from British rule. The flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya, an Indian freedom fighter.
The three colors of the Indian Tricolour Flag have symbolic meanings:
Saffron: Courage and sacrifice
White: Peace and truth
Green: Prosperity and auspiciousness
The Ashoka Chakra in the center of the white band is a 24-spoke wheel that represents the Dharma Chakra, or the Wheel of Law. It is a symbol of the Buddhist teachings of non-violence and righteousness.
The Indian Tricolour Flag is made of khadi, a hand-spun cotton fabric. This is in keeping with Mahatma Gandhi's emphasis on self-reliance and swadeshi (use of indigenous goods).
Additional interesting facts about the Indian Tricolour Flag:
The Indian Tricolour Flag is the only flag in the world that is hoisted and lowered every day.
The Indian Tricolour Flag is the largest flag in the world that is flown without any support. It is flown at the Central Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi.
The Indian Tricolour Flag is the only flag in the world that is made of khadi.
The Indian Tricolour Flag is the only flag in the world that has a spinning wheel on it.
The Indian Tricolour Flag is the only flag in the world that has a chakra on it.