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Independence Day 2018: How Indian National Flag changed over time; check 'Then and Now' of our tirangaa

India will soon be celebrating its 72nd Independence Day in five days from now and every corner of the nation will have colorful insights on August 15.


We all can relate to this fact that when every year this day approaches, our nationalism towards India rises up to the next level. We all remember the sacrifices of our freedom fighters who gave up their life for India and their contribution towards having an independent nation has been always counted in the history.
You must have been feeling nostalgic about your school celebrations on Independence Day.
Most of us only know the flag of India as Tirangaa: which has Orange, White and Green color in it, each of us signifying different meanings.
However, this flag, which represents India all over the world has changed its face a few times and have been stopped to what we see today.
1: Indian National Flag (1906): The first National Flag of India was hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta now Kolkata.
2: Indian National Flag (1907): The second flag was hoisted by Bhikaji Cama in Paris and was later exhibited in Berlin at a socialist conference. This was very similar to the first flag except that the top strip had only one lotus but seven stars denoting the Saptarishi.
3: Indian National Flag (1917): This flag was hoisted by Dr. Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak during the Home rule movement and was the third flag in the row. This flag had five red and four green horizontal strips arranged alternately, with seven stars in the saptarishi super-imposed on them.
4: Indian National Flag (1921): During the session of the All India Congress Committee which met at Bezwada in 1921, a young man from Andhra presented this flag for Gandhiji. It was only after his suggestion that the White strip & Charka were added. It was made up of two colors: red and green; representing the two major communities i.e. Hindus and Muslims.
5: Indian National Flag (1931): A resolution was passed in 1931 to adopt a tricolor flag as our national flag which became the landmark in Indian History. The Indian National Congress (INC) formally adopted this flag, which was first hoisted on August 31.
6: Indian National Flag (1947 to now): This flag which was born on July 22, 1947 was first hoisted at the Council House on August 15, 1947. Till then, we have this tricolor as the representation of India all over the world. The National flag of India is a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion.



*Some of us wear flag-colored attires to celebrate the independence of the country
*Some of us listen to patriotic songs at our homes remembering freedom struggle.
*Also, few Indians, especially Delhiites love to go to India Gate on this day.
*Some of us buy Indian National Flag and feel the pride to be a part of India.
*Few of us send Independence Day messages on Whatsapp and updating display pictures and statuses showcasing their love towards India
Note: Though the Indian National Flag had gone through a lot of changes in the past, the aforementioned six changes were the major landmarks in the history of India.
Feel proud and sing 'Vijayi Vishwa Tirangaa Pyaara! Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara' on this Independence Day!



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