Bhikaji Cama unfurled the first version of the Indian national flag—a tricolour of green, saffron, and red stripes—at the International Socialist Congress held at Stuttgart, Germany, in 1907. India will wake up to its 75th Independence Day on Sunday.
When was first time Indian flag hoisted?
However, the Indian National Flag went through many changes before arriving at what it is today. 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.
Who introduced the first Indian flag?
The Indian tricolour was designed by Pingali Venkayya, who was a freedom fighter and was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
Where is the first flag raised 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. The flag was composed of three horizontal strips of red, yellow and green.
What was the first tricolor flag?
The first association of the tricolour with republicanism is the orange-white-blue design of the Prince’s Flag (Prinsenvlag, predecessor of the flags of the Netherlands), used from 1579 by William I of Orange-Nassau in the Eighty Years’ War, establishing the independence of the Dutch Republic from the Spanish Empire.
When was the Indian flag adopted?
The current colours and arrangement of stripes in the flag of India, along with an image of a spinning wheel, date to August 1931, when the design was officially adopted at the annual meeting of the All-India Congress. On July 22, 1947, the Indian national flag was officially hoisted.
Who invented national flag?
Flag of India
|Adopted||22 July 1947|
|Design||A horizontal triband of India saffron, white, and India green; charged with a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes in the centre.|
|Designed by||Pingali Venkayya|
What is the oldest flag in the world?
The country with the oldest flag in the world is that of Denmark. The Danish flag, called the Danneborg, dates back to 13th century A.D. It is believed to have been in existence since June 15, 1219 though it was officially recognised as the national flag in 1625.
Where is Indian national flag made?
The Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) is a manufacturing federation located in Garag village near Dharwad City in Dharwad district, Karnataka, India. It is the only unit in India that is authorised to manufacture and supply the Indian flag.
What was the symbol of the first Indian flag?
The symbol of Gandhiji’s Charkha was placed at the centre of the flag. The Saffron signified strength, White stood for truth and the bottom depicted fertility. A resolution was passed in the Congress Committee to make this as the official flag of India. This was also the battle ensign of the Indian National Army.
Who can salute the flag?
During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering the flag or when the flag is passing in a parade or in review, all persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute.
Who designed the Vande Mataram flag?
The design was given by sister Nivedita, an Irish disciple of Swami Vivekananda. The flag was red and yellow with an image ‘Vajra’ (weapon of god Indra). The phrase ‘Vande Mataram’ is written in Bengali on it.