Our national flag is the symbol of a free country. The National Flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolor of India saffron, white and India green. It has the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its center. It was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947, and it became the official flag of the Dominion of India on 15 August 1947. The flag was subsequently retained as that of the Republic of India.
The design of the Indian flag has changed several times since its first inception. It reflects the political developments in our nation.
Every color on the Indian national flag has its own significance.
Saffron, the upper most color of our flag, symbolizes the strength of our country. It stands for sacrifices of our freedom fighters and our history of courage.
The white in the middle band of the flag symbolizes the path of truth, honesty and peace that India will take. White also stands for cleanliness and knowledge.
Navy Blue Chakra:
The Dharma Chakra in navy blue in the middle signifies the “wheel of law” made by the 3rd century BC Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. It shows that there is life in movement and death in stagnation.
The lower most color of the flag, the green color, denotes the fertility, growth, development and auspiciousness of the land. It symbolizes the value of our land that our life is dependent on.