Indian Flag History: When and how much has our national flag changed over time? Know the complete history of the tricolor

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Indian Flag History: When and how much has our national flag changed over time?  Know the complete history of the tricolor

Republic Day 2024: Indian Flag History: India is celebrating its 75th Republic Day. The Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950. Like every year, a parade was organized on the Kartavya Path in the country’s capital Delhi. The country’s President Draupadi Murmu hoisted the tricolor. But do you know the history of your Indian tricolor? Who designed and made the tricolor? How many times has India changed its national flag so far?

Know some interesting things related to the national tricolor flag.

Let us tell you that the first flag of India came into existence on 7 August 1906. Since then many changes have been seen in the flag of India. The flag of the country has been changed a total of 6 times.

first flag
The first flag of India came into existence on 7 August 1906. Three colored stripes of green, yellow and red are seen in this flag. Vande Mataram was written in the middle of it.

second flag
In 1907, Madam Cama and some of her revolutionary comrades were exiled from India. It had saffron, yellow and green stripes.

third flag
In 1917, Dr. Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak hoisted a new flag. This flag had five red and four green stripes. Along with this, it had seven stars, half moon and stars representing Saptarishi. This flag also had the Union Jack in the left side corner.

Indian national flag
This is how our national tricolor changed with time

fourth flag
A man from Andhra Pradesh gave the fourth flag to Mahatma Gandhi in 1921 during the session of the All India Congress Committee. It had white, green and red stripes. There was also a spinning wheel in the middle to show the development of the country.

fifth flag
The flag of India was changed once again in 1931. Now this flag was officially adopted by the Indian National Congress. This flag had saffron, white and green stripes. The spinning wheel was in the center of the flag.

tricolor flag
The flag made in 1931 is very similar to today’s current Indian tricolor. In 1947, this flag was slightly amended and the Ashok Chakra was placed in place of the charkha.

When did the tricolor become the national flag?
The Indian national flag was adopted in its present form during the meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India held on 22 July 1947. Earlier it was called Swaraj flag. It is hoisted on the occasion of Independence Day and Republic Day.

Importance of the colors of the national flag
The upper strip of the national flag of India has saffron color which represents the strength and courage of the country. The white stripe in the middle is a symbol of peace and truth. The green strip at the bottom represents growth and the sanctity of the land. The circle present in the tricolor flag is called the circle of law. The meaning of displaying this cycle is that life is dynamic.

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