Remembering Pingali Venkayya- Let's all Salute the man who created our Tiranga

Remembering Pingali Venkayya- Lets all Salute the man who created our Tiranga
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Pingali Venkayya, a strong freedom fighter and the person who designed the Indian national flag, was born on August 2, 1876.

Pingali Venkayya, a strong freedom fighter and the person who designed the Indian national flag, was born on August 2, 1876. Venkayya joined the British Indian Army at the age of 19 and participated in the Anglo-Boer war in Africa. During the war,

Venkayya met Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and formed an association that would last for more than 50 years.

Three-color conception

On March 31, 1921,at the Kakinada conference at the Indian National Congress, Venkayya compiled the idea of a national flag.

Pingali Venkayya's idea of national flags

Remembering Pingali Venkayya- Let's all Salute the man who created our Tiranga

In 1921, Pingali Venkayya presented Gandhi's flag design

The flag consists of two main colors - red and green - which describe the Hindu and Muslim communities respectively

However, Gandhi modified the flag by adding a white line in the middle to represent other religious communities in the country.

MK Gandhi added a white line to turmeric and Venkayya's green flag while the founder of the Arya Samaj movement, Lala Hansraj, donated Dharm Chakra (legal wheel).

Three colors were now adopted only days before Indian independence, on July 22, 1947 at a meeting of the Constituent Assembly.

Furthermore, Lala Hans Raj Sondhi suggested adding spinning wheels - which showed independent Indians who could spin their own clothes from local fibers.

The flag was then approved by Congress in August 1931, at that time the party had used it during a peaceful protest against British rule.

Pingali Venkayya left its mark on Indian land. Although Venkayya designed a national flag, his name was not much glorified in Indian history.

According to a Hindu report, he has worked in the fields of geology and agriculture for the country.

His business was recognized long after his death (1964), this was how: His village built a statue in his honor in 1998 .The stamp on him was commemorated in 2009.

The Andhra Pradesh government recommended its name to Bharat Ratna in 2012. Venkayya died on July 4, 1963 in Vijayawada.

On Tuesday, Twitterati showered Gandhi with their tribute.









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