Former Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday wished the nation on Flag Adoption Day. The day is widely known as a result of the Tricolour was adopted in its current type in the course of the assembly of Constituent Assembly on July 22, 1947.

“Best wishes to countrymen on #FlagAdoptionDay. On this day in 1947, the Indian Tricolour was adopted as #nationalflag. Our national flag is a symbol of peace, and exhorts us to move forward on the path of sacrifice, prosperity and development,” Vardhan mentioned in his tweet posted in Hindi.

The Tricolour adopted on July 22, 1947, served because the nationwide flag of the Dominion of India between 15 August 1947 and 26 January 1950 and that of the Republic of India thereafter, in line with goverment web site.

The nationwide flag, which is hoisted on Republic Day and different vital occasions, is a horizontal Tricolor of deep saffron on the prime, white within the center and darkish inexperienced on the backside in equal proportion. The government-prescribed ratio of width of the flag to its size is 2 to 3.

In the centre of the white band is a navy blue wheel which represents the chakra. Its design is that of the wheel which seems on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka (referred to as the Dharma Chakra). Its diameter approximates to the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes.

Each color of the flag has a that means. The saffron represents energy and braveness, the white signifies peace and fact with the Dharma Chakra, and inexperienced reveals fertility, progress and auspiciousness.

According to authorities web site, the primary nationwide flag is alleged to have been hoisted on August 7, 1906, within the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Kolkata. The flag was composed of three horizontal strips of pink, yellow and inexperienced.

On January 26, 2002, the Indian flag code was modified and after a number of years of Independence, the residents of India had been lastly allowed to hoist the Indian flag over their houses, workplaces and factories on any day, and never simply nationwide days, as was the case earlier.

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