Flag of India and National Flag

Topics: Flag of India, Tricolour, Flag Pages: 3 (1018 words) Published: July 9, 2013
Evolution of the TricolourIt is really amazing to see the various changes that our National Flag went through since its first inception. It was discovered or recognised during our national struggle for freedom. The evolution of the Indian National Flag sailed through many vicissitudes to arrive at what it is today. In one way it reflects the political developments in the nation. Some of the historical milestones in the evolution of our National Flag involve the following:| |

Unofficial flag of India 
in 1906|
The Berlin committee 
flag, first raised by 
Bhikaiji Cama in 1907|
The flag used during the 
Home Rule movement 
in 1917|
The flag unofficially 
adopted in 1921|
The flag adopted in 1931. 
This flag was also the 
battle ensign of the 
Indian National Army|
The present Tricolour 
flag of India|
| The first national flag in India is said to have been hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta now Kolkata. The flag was composed of three horizontal strips of red, yellow and green.The second flag was hoisted in Paris by Madame Cama and her band of exiled revolutionaries in 1907 (according to some inl9OS). This was very similar to the first flag except that the top strip had only one lotus but seven stars denoting the Saptarishi. This flag was also exhibited at a socialist conference in Berlin.The third flag went up in 1917 when our political struggle had taken a definite turn. Dr. Annie Besant and Lokmanya Tilak hoisted it during the Home rule movement. This flag had five red and four green horizontal strips arranged alternately, with seven stars in the saptarishi configuration super-imposed on them. In the left-hand top corner (the pole end) was the Union Jack. There was also a white crescent and star in one corner.During the session of the All India Congress Committee which met at Bezwada in 1921 (now Vijayawada) an Andhra youth prepared a flag and took it to...
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