Flags Of The World: India

Flags Of The World: India

August 01, 2017

Hi again! It’s time for the next installment of Flags of the World from Bestflag. Today, we’re
focusing on the flag of India. We did this because it bears resemblance to the flag of Ireland,
which was the last feature in this series. India is a culturally rich country and is worthy of some exploration. Take 5 minutes and learn a bit with us today.


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Now, onto today’s feature, the flag of India.

History

Uncommon in the flag world, India’s flag is a new player in the game. Officially adopted 1947, the Indian flag is a baby in the flag world. From the start, a major rule regarding the flag is that is must be made from khadi, a specific type of Indian silk made famous by Gandhi. This silk is hand spun and all regulations regarding its production are monitored by India’s Bureau of Indian Standards.

Symbolism

The Indian flag is a vibrant, bold, and simple tricolor. The colors are Indian saffron, white, and green. The center of the flag features a navy 24 spoke wheel. Gandhi first proposed this flag design about 20 years before it was adopted. The wheel in the center symbolizes India’s ability to produce their own fabrics, a major goal of Gandhi's to promote Indian self-reliance, placed on a background of white representing all other religions. From Wikipedia: “Subsequently, to avoid sectarian associations with the color scheme, saffron, white and green were chosen for the three bands, representing courage and sacrifice, peace and truth, and faith and chivalry respectively.”Are you interested in making your own flag? You’ve come to right place. Click below to see what

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