The Tricolor Flag of India also popular as Indian 'Tiranga' is carefully chosen as the National Flag of India.
National Flag of India
As Sarojini Naidu said, “A country’s greatness lies in its underlying ideas of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race.” the National Flag of India or Tiranga (in Hindi) depicts the same greatness in every bit of it. The triangular-shaped flag is the symbol of courage, inspiration, and unity that reminds its citizens about all the sacrifices of our freedom fighters. It has three different colors in the dimension ratio of 2:3 and the wheel of Law (also known as Ashoka Chakra) in its center. The top band is in saffron color which indicates strength and courage in the country; the white symbolizes peace and the green color in the bottom represents fertility, growth, and faith. The navy blue-colored Ashoka Chakra having 24 spokes epitomizes the zestfulness of peaceful change. Apart from that, this flag also represents the convergence of all religious aspects where the saffron depicts Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism; white represents Christianity and green stands for Islam. The material of this sacred flag is made up of Khadi cotton or Silk that’s quite graceful in itself.
After a lot of evolutions in the design of the national flag, the present form of design had been directed by Pengali Venkayya in 1917. On 22nd July 1947, this holy flag was officially adopted into the Indian constitution by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country. According to the Flag Code India (2002) and other acts in the Indian constitution, there’re several criteria in handling this sacred flag. For instance, the national flag shouldn’t be shown as green at the top and saffron at the bottom; the design of the flag shouldn’t be copied in cloths, the national flag won’t be used as cover or drapery, the position of the flag should always be at the highest point of the house, this flag should be used as a cover on the coffin of armed forces, the flag should be hoisted on the occasions like Independence day, Republic day, Gandhi Jayanti; in a procession, it should always be in right-hand side or in the center, and many more.
At last, this is to be said that the National flag of India is a symbol of sovereignty and secularism holding the emotions of the country’s citizens.