India National Flag

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India National Flag

  • It was adopted by Constituent Assembly of India  on July 22, 1947
  • A tricolour flag was first accepted by the Indian National Congress in 1931, having Charkha in  place of today‚Äôs Chakra
  • It is a horizontal tricolour of deep Saffron at top  (stands for courage, sacrifice and renunciation),  White at middle (shows truth and purity in  thoughts), dark Green at the bottom (symbol of  life abundance and prosperity)
  • A wheel (Chakra) in centre of the white strip is  the symbol of progress and movement. It has 24  spokes
  • Supreme Court declared the right to hoist flag as  a Fundamental Right under Article 19 (i) (a) of  the Constitution in 2002. Flag hoisting in India is  regulated by flag code of India, 2002
  • The Flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya and  first time, the flag was hoisted by Sacchindra  Prasad Bose in 1906 in Calcutta and later on in  year 1907, an another tricolour flag was unfurled  by Madam Bhikaji Cama in stuttgart.
  • The first flag committee was headed by Dr.Rajendra Prasad.

India National Flag

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