10 things you must know about Indian National Flag
1. The Indian National Flag is a symbol of national pride and is one of the most respectable national symbols.
2. The National Flag is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (kesaria) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion.
3. The ratio of width of the flag to its length is two to three. In the centre of the white band is a navy-blue wheel which represents the chakra.
4. The saffron colour, signifies the strength and courage of the country. The white band in middle indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The green is a symbol of fertility, growth and auspiciousness of our motherland.
5. The chakra which appears on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka has diameter approximately to the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes.
6. The present form of the national flag was adopted in the meeting of Constituent Assembly on 22nd of July in 1947. The present Indian Flag was declared as the official flag by the authority of India.
7. As Indian Flag has three colours, we also call it as Tiranga. It is based on Swaraj flag (means flag of Indian National Congress, designed by Pingali Venkayya).
8. Flag is made using a special type of cloth called Khadi . Bureau of Indian Standards is responsible for the manufacturing and designing process of the flag however, right to manufacture the flag is with Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission.The Flag Code of India governs the usage of the flag.
9. The National Flag hoisted at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi is one of the largest in India. It is 90 feet in length, 60 feet in width and is hoisted on a flagpole of 207 feet.
10. The Indian national flag represents India’s long struggle for freedom and is a national treasure. It signifies the status of India as an independent republic.