THE NATIONAL FLAG OF INDIA is in tricolour ( TIRANGA) of deep saffron (Kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportions. The Indian flag is a horizontal tricolour in equal proportion of deep saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. The ratio of the width to the length of the flag is two is to three. In the centre of the white band, there is a wheel in navy blue to indicate the Dharma Chakra, the wheel of law in the Sarnath Lion Capital. This center symbol or the ‘CHAKRA’, is a Buddhist symbol dating back to 200th century BC. Its diameter approximates the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes, which intends to show that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. The saffron stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation; the white, for purity and truth; the green for faith and fertility. The design of the National Flag of India was adopted by India’s constituent assembly on 22nd july, 1947. It’s use and display are regulated by a code. The flag symbolizes freedom. The late Prime Minister Pandit Nehru called it a flag not only of freedom for ourselves, but a symbol of freedom for all people.
Flag Hoisting Programme On Republic Day of India 2012:
The honour of being the chief guest in India Republic Day is accorded by the government to countries with whom New Delhi wants to have a special relationship . With bilateral trade with Indonesia crossing the target of $10 billion mark a year ahead of schedule, New Delhi has been prompted to start negotiations for an all-encompassing pact — the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) when the Indonesian President visits India this month. Not tour to Delhi is complete without a visit to the Red Fort. One of Delhi’s most famous historical monuments, Red fort or “Lal Qila” is made in red sandstone and is a seemingly eternal witness to the Mughal splendor and extravagance. Built by Shah Jahan, the 5th in the line of Mughals, the fort covers a semi-octagonal area of about 2km, its longest walls facing the town in the west and the River Yamuna in the east. Completed in 1648, it contains halls of private and public audience called Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am respectively, domed and arched marble palaces, lavish private apartments, a mosque, and highly designed gardens. Diwan-i-Khas is made of marble and its crowning glory used to be the Peacock Throne, which was carried away to Iran by the Persian invader Nadir Shah in 1739