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THE HISTORY OF THE INDIAN FLAG

 


The flag that was first hoisted on August 7, 1906,
at the Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta.

Called the ‘Saptarishi Flag’, this was hoisted in Stuttgart
at the International Socialist Congress held on August 22, 1907.
   

Associated with the names of Dr. Annie Besant and
Lokmanya Tilak, this flag was hoisted at
the Congress session in Calcutta during the
‘Home Rule Movement’.

In the year 1921, a young man from Andhra presented
this flag to Gandhiji for approval. It was only after
Gandhiji’s suggestion that the white strip and
the charkha were added.
   

This flag was suggested during the All India Congress
Committee session in 1931. However, the Committee’s
suggestion was not approved.

On August 6, 1931, the Indian National Congress
formally adopted this flag, which was first hoisted
on August 31.
   

Our National Flag, which was born on July 22, 1947,
with Nehruji’s words, “Now I present to you not only the Resolution,
but the Flag itself”. This flag was first hoisted at the Council House
on August 15, 1947.


(Source 1: The Hindustan Times)
(Source 2: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/in-hist.html)

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