India is all set to celebrate the 69th Independence Day on August 15. Every year, the commemoration of India's independence from the British Empire enlightens the felling of patriotism among the citizens.
On 15 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.
Since then, on each subsequent Independence Day, the Prime Minister hoists the flag and gives a speech from the ancient monument.
It surely is a reflection of how much the national flag means to our country. Tricolour had played an integral part in India's struggle for Independence against the British rule.
So, before we get indulge in the Independence Day celebrations, let's take a step towards understanding our flag better!
1. What is the difference between a flag and a National- flag?
Ans- A flag is a piece of cloth attached to a flagpole, representing a clan, community, army, and office of authority, industrial house or an individual. In modern times a flag is commonly rectangular varying is size, color and the design on it. On the contrary, a National-flag is more than a piece of cloth. It is the most solemn and constitutionally or traditionally authorized symbol of a country. It represents the whole country, the entire nation, its ideals, hopes, aspirations and the pride. People throughout the history of mankind have laid down life for their National-flag, as it is the strongest patriotic
2. What is the nickname of our National-flag?
Ans- We fondly call our flag Tiranga, meaning having three colors. The nickname,
However, is a misnomer because the flag in fact has four colors not three as is commonly understood? The forth colour blue of the Chakra is often not mentioned being a secondary
3. When was the National-flag for Independent India adopted?
Ans- After the British government declared to free India on the 15th of August 1947, Indian leaders realized the need to have a National flag for Independent India. Accordingly, an ad-hoc Flag Committee was formed to finalize the Flag. On its recommendation the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July 1947 adopted the Tiranga as the National-flag for free-India.
4. Name the person, whose design of the National-flag for free-India was finally accepted
by the Constituent Assembly in 1947.
Ans- The design of the National-flag for Independent India submitted by Mrs. SuriayaBadr-ud-Din Tyabi was finally approved and accepted by the Flag Committee on 17th July 1947. She was an artist of repute and her husband B.H.F. Tyabji (ICS) was then a Deputy Secretary in the Secretariat of the Constituent Assembly.
5. Name the official book/ booklet that lays down the Code for the use of our National- Flag?
Ans- It is the 'Flag Code of India'