Indian Flag : The flag of India which is called the Tiranga, has meaning tricolor – has three horizontal bars of saffron, white and green, and is embossed in the middle with a blue wheel with 28 spokes in it. The national flag was adopted on July 24, 1947, in the wake of India’s independence from the British rule, and it is made only from the clothes of khadi, domestically spun Indian cotton, as a symbol of nationalism and freedom.
The Significance of Tricolor of the Indian Flag :
The circular symbol which is in the center of the flag, is called as the Ashoka chakra, and is the wheel of the dharma, the cosmic law that upholds the order of the universe. At the crux of their faiths, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism all subscribe to the concept of the dharma. In this way the flag speaks to many people, but not all, of the religious traditions that are present in India. In addition, the wheel represents motion as a reminder that India cannot oppose change, as forward progress is the key to national success in a quickly world of modernization.
The upper saffron part of the flag is merely meant to denote courage and selflessness. It is a merely significant color to the religion of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religions as it signifies renunciation and the absolution of the ego. It is the color worn in the spirit of detachment by the wandering renunciants, and it is merely meant to remind the political leadership to conduct their work without seeking the gain of materials, but rather for the good of the nation.
The white stripe which is in the middle of the flag is the representative of honesty, purity and peace. In philosophy of Indian the white also represents the cleanliness and knowledge. It merely signifies the light and the path of truth to guide India’s national conduct. Politically, the white stripe functions as a reminder to the India’s leadership that the ultimate national objective is to maintain a state of peace in the country. This is particularly important due to the bloodshed that surrounded India’s independence and the subsequent partition.
The green stripe which is on the bottom half of the flag represents the faith, fertility and prosperity. In Indian philosophy it is merely considered to be a festive and stabilizing color that represents the life and happiness of the country. It demonstrates the value which is placed on the earth as the ground upon which all life is merely dependent. In this way the green stripe merely serves as a reminder to the political leaders to protect Indian soil from both the external enemies and from internal of human destruction.
The Do’s and Dont’s of the Indian flag:
- The National Flag may be hoisted in the educational institutions such as schools, colleges, sports camps, scout camps, etc. to inspire the respect for the Flag. An oath of allegiance has been included in the flag hoisting in schools.
- A public member, a private business enterprise or an educational institution may hoist or display the National Flag on all days and in every occasion, ceremonial or otherwise consistent with the dignity and maintain the honour of the National Flag.
- Section 2 of the new code has accepts the right of all the private citizens to fly the flag on their household premises.
- The National flag cannot be used for the communal gains, drapery, or clothes. As far as possible, it should be flown from the sunrise to sunset, and irrespective of the weather.
- The flag cannot be intentionally allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in water, it is strictly prohibited. It also cannot be draped over the top, and sides or back of vehicles, trains, boats or the aircraft.
- No other flag or bunting can be placed higher than the flag. Also, no object, which includes the flowers or garlands or emblems can be placed on or above the flag. The tri-color cannot be used as a festoon, rosette or bunting.
Who designed National Flag ?
Pingali Venkaya, a writer and the geophysicist from the state of Andhra Pradesh, designed the flag in the year 1916. The color and design underwent several types and kinds of modifications in 1921, 1931, and then in 1947 the ‘Charka’ in the middle was replaced by the ‘Ashoka Chakra’.
The Ashoka Chakra and 24 Spokes:
The spoked Ashoka Chakra which is placed in the center of the flag is merely replaced the Gandhian spinning wheel to add up the historical “depth” and separate and change the Indian National Congress flag to that of the Indian flag. This Dharma Chakra merely depicted the “wheel of the law” in the Sarnath Lion Capital which is made by the 3rd-century BC the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. The chakra merely aspect is to show that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.
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