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We Indians love our country the most. Since our childhood, we are taught to stand whenever the National Anthem is played. So whether in a theatre or while walking on a road, if we hear the National Anthem from somewhere, we stand till it ends. And this is what shows our love towards India, our country.
Even during our days at schools, many chapters in course book were based on India's history, culture and independence. From early childhood, we were taught to respect our country and everything related to the freedom movement.
As Independence Day is round the corner, WittyFeed brings you some of the lesser known facts about it. We all know who wrote our National Anthem - Jan Gan Man... We are even familiar with the person who wrote the National Song of India.
But while attending flag hoisting ceremony every year, seldom do we think of the people who designed our tricoloured National Flag.
Watch the space below to recall the people who brought our National Symbols into existence.
Our National Anthem, 'Jan Gan Man', was written by Ravindra Nath Tagore in 1950.
This soulful National Song of India, which when played fills our mind and soul with patriotism, was penned by well-known Bangla writer and poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. (Via:ScoopWhoop)
But do you know about the creator of India's National Flag? The National Flag was designed by Pingali Venkaiah in 1921.
However, different theories prevail about how the design of tricolour came into being? Some say that it was created in 1916 with a 'charkha' (wheel) at its centre. But another research indicates something else.
As per reports, Surayya Tayyabji designed our National Flag.
A study made by retired army officer and historian Captain L Panduranga Reddy recently substantiated the claim that while the design of current Indian National Flag evolved over several decades of the independence movement, it was a woman from Hyderabad who gave us the final tricoloured beauty that we call our flag. Surayya Tayyabji made the remarkable and incredible contribution that gave us our flag as we know it today."
Surayya Tayyabji was the wife of Badruddin Tayyabji, a senior ICS (Indian Civil Services) Officer.
According to British Trevor Royle, Surayya's design of the National Flag was approved on July 17, 1947.
In his book, The Last Days Of The Raj, he mentioned, "By one of those contradictions which run through India's history, the national flag was designed by a Muslim, Badr-ud-Din Tyabji. Originally the tricolour was to have contained the spinning-wheel symbol ( charkha ) used by Gandhi but this was a party symbol, which Tyabji thought might strike the wrong note. After much persuasion, Gandhi agreed to the wheel because Emperor Ashoka was venerated by Hindu and Muslim alike. The flag which flew on Nehru's car that night had been specially made by Tyabji's wife."
So, now you know the real history behind our country's beautiful National Flag.
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