According to Knowindia.gov.in, the first unofficial flag of India was hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta, now Kolkata. It featured three horizontal stripes of red, yellow and green.
Where was the first flag hoisted in India?
The first national flag in India is said to have been hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta now Kolkata.
What was the Indian flag before independence?
Symbolism. The Indian National Congress, India’s largest political party before independence, adopted a white, green and red flag as its unofficial flag in 1921. The red originally stood for Hinduism, green for Islam, and white stood for other minority religions.
What was India’s first flag?
History of tricolour
His version of tricolour was first used by the Indian National Congress. A resolution was passed in 1931 to adopt a tricolour flag as our national flag. The flag was saffron, white and green with Mahatma Gandhi’s spinning wheel at the centre.
Who lowered the Union Jack in India?
But actually the Union Jack was never lowered on the Independence Day, August 15, 1947. This little known fact is mentioned in a Top Secret and Personal Report (No. 17) dated August 16, 1947 of the Rear Admiral Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, ViceRoy Governor General and Crown Representative of India.
Is it 73rd or 74th Independence Day?
Yet the official handles of Independence Day have 15th August 2021 as their 75th Independence Day. So in this sense, we will be celebrating 74th Independence Day. However, if we begin to consider 15th August 1947 as the first day of independence, then we will celebrate this year as the 75th Independence Day.
Why Ashoka Chakra is blue?
The Ashoka Chakra is rendered in navy blue on a white background replacing the symbol of the charkha of the pre-independence version of the flag. The chakra signifies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. It represents the dynamism of a peaceful change. India should not resist the change.
Which state of India has its own flag?
The state of Jammu and Kashmir had an officially recognised state flag between 1952 and 2019 under the special status granted to the state by Article 370 of the Constitution of India. The flag was red with a plough in the centre. The red background stood for labour and the plough stood for agriculture.
What is the flag of India?
The National Flag of India (Hindi: Tiraṅgā) is a horizontal rectangular tricolour of India saffron, white and India green; with the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its centre.
Flag of India.
|Name||Tiraṅgā (meaning “Tricolour“)|
|Adopted||22 July 1947|