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Besides knowing the meaning and significance about the tri-colored flag, it is very important for every individual to know the facts about the Indian Flag which has submerged during the passage of time.

It was Pingali Venkayya an Indian freedom fighter who gave India their National flag version which was termed as the national flag for India but consequently, it was modified a bit in 1947 by the Constituent Assembly. It was Mahatma Gandhi who gave the significance and meaning to the National Flag.

Did you know this? Most important facts (Evolution of the Flag)

It is really an amazing fact to know that our National Flag was changed various times.

The first flag which was designed during the national struggle had a three color horizontal strips which were red, yellow and green in color. The green color contained 8 lotuses which was white in color. The mid yellow color had “Vande Matram” written in Hindi. And the red color at the bottom had a moon (crescent-on the left hand side) and a Sun (on the right hand bottom). It was hoisted on August 07, 1906 at the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta.

The second flag was similar to the first flag the difference was it had orange color at the top with 1 lotus and 7 stars (symbolizing the Saptarishis). The mid yellow was the same written with “Vande Matram” in the center. And the green has a Sun at the left bottom cornered, whereas a crescent and a star on the right bottom corner. This flag was hoisted by Madame Cama in Paris and her band of exiled revolutionaries in 1907. It was also exhibited at the socialist conference in Berlin.

The third flag was brought in 1917 which was designed with five red and four green horizontal strips which had 7 stars symbolizing the Saptarishis with a Union Jack on the top left corner, and with a white crescent and a star on the top right corner. It was hoisted by Dr. Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak in 1917 when the political struggle had taken a turn during the Home rule movement.

The next flag which came in 1921 was having two strips of red and green color representing Hindus and Muslims. Further, Mahatma Gandhi suggested a white strip which would represent the remaining religions which also had the spinning wheel representing the progress of the Nation.

And as in 1931 by passing a resolution it was a landmark in the history of the flag, a tri-color flag was adopted. It was of saffron, white and green with a spinning wheel of Mahatma Gandhi in the center. And there was no significance of communalism which was suggested by Gandhi.

And as on 22nd July 1947, the tri-color flag was altered by having the Dharma Charkha of the Emperor Ashoka. This flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Free India National Flag. And the flag became the National Flag of Independent India which remained the same even after 1947 until now.