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Some Important Facts about the National Flag of India

Know some of the interesting and important facts about the National Flag of India – the colours, symbols, representation etc.

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The National Flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolour flag, the symbol of free India. Let’s test your GK skill with some important GK facts about India’s national flag or “tricolour”.

The National Flag symbolises the pride and unity of the people of India. The National Flag of India is popularly known as “Tricolour” or “Tiranga”. The Flag has three colours; saffron, white, and green in equal proportion. The Ashoka Chakra, coloured in navy blue is in the centre of the white band.

The saffron colour at the top indicates the courage and sacrifice of the country. The white colour in the middle indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The last, green colour at the bottom indicates fertility, growth, and auspiciousness of the nation.

The Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, shows there is death in stagnation and life in movement.

Do’s

The National Flag of India may be hoisted at schools, colleges, sports stadiums, etc. to show respect for the Flag. A public or private organisation can hoist the National Flag all day to show consistent respect and honour to the Flag.

Don’t’s

The Flag cannot be used for communal gain or in clothes. The National Flag of India should not touch the ground intentionally and always stay at the top if any other flags are present in the place.

Quizzes: The National Flag of India

Q1. Who designed the national flag of India?

  • A. Mahatma Gandhi
  • B. Pingali Venkayya

Q2. The proportion of the national flag of India is-

  • A. 1:3
  • B. 2:3

Q3. The national flag of India was first proposed to the Indian National Congress in

  • A. 1920
  • B. 1921

Q4. The bhagwa or saffron colour of the Indian National flag denotes-

  • A. Renunciation or Disinterestedness
  • B. Law of Dharma

Q5. The Ashoka Chakra in navy blue present at the centre of the Indian National flag has-

  • A. 24-spoke wheel
  • B. 25-spoke wheel

Answers:

  • Q1. B
  • Q2. B
  • Q3. B
  • Q4. A
  • Q5. A
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