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75th Independence Day: History, evolution, and significance of National Flag

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The campaign aims to have citizens hoisting our National Flag in their homes between August 13 and 15.
1/6The campaign aims to have citizens hoisting our National Flag in their homes between August 13 and 15.
The first national flag of India was hoisted on August 7, 1906, in Kolkata at the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park). It comprised three horizontal stripes of red, yellow, and green, with Vande Mataram written in the middle. Believed to have been designed by freedom activists Sachindra Prasad Bose and Hemchandra Kanungo. (knowindia)
2/6The first national flag of India was hoisted on August 7, 1906, in Kolkata at the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park). It comprised three horizontal stripes of red, yellow, and green, with Vande Mataram written in the middle. Believed to have been designed by freedom activists Sachindra Prasad Bose and Hemchandra Kanungo. (knowindia)
In 1907, Madame Cama and her group of exiled revolutionaries hoisted an Indian flag in Germany in 1907, this was the first Indian flag to be hoisted in a foreign land. It was very similar to the first flag. However, the lotus was replaced by stars. They denoted the Saptarishi. (KnowIndia)
3/6In 1907, Madame Cama and her group of exiled revolutionaries hoisted an Indian flag in Germany in 1907, this was the first Indian flag to be hoisted in a foreign land. It was very similar to the first flag. However, the lotus was replaced by stars. They denoted the Saptarishi. (KnowIndia)
In 1917, Dr Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak adopted a new flag as part of the Home Rule Movement. It had five alternate red and four green horizontal stripes, and seven stars in the saptarishi configuration. A white crescent and star occupied one top corner, and the other had Union Jack. (KnowIndia)
4/6In 1917, Dr Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak adopted a new flag as part of the Home Rule Movement. It had five alternate red and four green horizontal stripes, and seven stars in the saptarishi configuration. A white crescent and star occupied one top corner, and the other had Union Jack. (KnowIndia)
Pingali Venkayya, first met Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa during the second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), when he was posted there as part of the British Indian Army. At the All India Congress Committee in Bezwada in 1921, Venkayya again met Gandhi and proposed a basic design of the flag, consisting of two red and green bands to symbolise the two major communities, Hindus and Muslims. (KnowIndia)
5/6Pingali Venkayya, first met Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa during the second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), when he was posted there as part of the British Indian Army. At the All India Congress Committee in Bezwada in 1921, Venkayya again met Gandhi and proposed a basic design of the flag, consisting of two red and green bands to symbolise the two major communities, Hindus and Muslims. (KnowIndia)
The forbear of the present flag was adopted in 1931, and it was also used as the battle ensign of the Indian National Army. It was a landmark moment as a resolution was passed to adopt a tricolour flag as our national flag. It featured saffron, white and green bands with Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel at the centre. (KnowIndia)
6/6The forbear of the present flag was adopted in 1931, and it was also used as the battle ensign of the Indian National Army. It was a landmark moment as a resolution was passed to adopt a tricolour flag as our national flag. It featured saffron, white and green bands with Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel at the centre. (KnowIndia)
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