We’ve all applauded to the hoisting of our flag and also proudly worn it on our chests. But, how many of us actually know the true significance of the colours in it?
Every colour on the Indian national flag signifies an important part of the Indian tradition, history, vision and culture.
The upper most colour of our flag, Saffron denotes the strength of our country. It stands for our courageous history and sacrifice of our freedom fighters.
The white in the middle band of the flag symbolizes the path of truth, honesty and peace that India will take. White also stands for cleanliness and knowledge.
Navy Blue Chakra:
The Dharma Chakra in navy blue in the middle signifies the “wheel of law” made by the 3rd century BC Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. It shows that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.
The lower most green band of the flag denotes the fertility, growth, development and auspiciousness of the land. It symbolizes the value of our land that life is dependent on.
Some more interesting facts about the flag that you must know!
- The Indian Flag is to by law, be made of Khadi, which is a special type of hand-spun cloth of cotton or silk made popularly by Mahatma Gandhi.
- The Flag was designed by an agriculturist and freedom fighter of India, Pingali Venkayya.
- The Indian flag was unfurled by Dr.Rajendra Prasad 63 years back, on 26th January 1950 to mark the historic birth of the Indian Republic.
- It was adopted on July 24, 1947, when India gained independence from the British rule.