Republic Day 2023: Every independent country in the world has its own flag which is a symbol of its identity. Actually it is a symbol of a free country. The National Flag of India was adopted in its present form during the Constituent Assembly meeting held on 22 July 1947, a few days before India’s independence from the British on 15 August 1947. It served as the national flag of the Dominion of India between 15 August 1947 and 26 January 1950, which later became the national flag of the Republic of India. In India, the word “tricolor” is the common name for the Indian national flag.
The national flag of India consists of all the three colors in equal proportion. It has dark saffron (kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green horizontal tricolor at the bottom. The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is two to three. In the center of the white band is a dark blue colored wheel which represents the chakra. Its design is that of the wheel which appears on the Ganak of Sarnath Singh Top of Ashoka. Its diameter is almost equal to the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes.
what do the colors of the flag say
These colors of the tricolor were not chosen just like that, behind the selection of these colors there is hidden deep meaning. The top strip of the national flag of India is of saffron colour. This saffron color reflects the strength and courage of the country. On the other hand, the middle strip of white color with Dharma Chakra shows peace and truth as the basic form of India. The green color of its last strip is considered a symbol of fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land of India.
what does the circle say
This Dharma Chakra depicts the “Wheel of Law” in the Sarnath lion capital made by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Through this cycle an attempt has been made to show that there is life in motion and there is death in stagnation.