A leading group of Indian-origin people have organised to hoist the Indian tricolour at the Times Square on August 15, 2020, to commemorate India’s 74th year of independence. It will be the first time that the Indian flag or any flag will be unfurled at the iconic Times Square in New York City.
Who hoisted first Indian flag?
While an Indian flag was reportedly designed by Sister Nivedita, an Irish disciple of Swami Vivekananda, between 1904-1906, arguably the first national flag of India is said to have been hoisted on August 7, 1906, in Kolkata at the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park).
Where is the largest Indian flag hoisted?
At present, the country’s tallest flag is hoisted at the India-Pakistan border in Attari at a height of 360 feet. “Initially, we had plans to erect a 307-foot tricolour because the highest Indian flag by that time was in Jharkhand’s Ranchi at 293 feet.
Where is national flag hoisted every year?
On Republic Day, flag hoisting ceremonies and parades by armed forces and school children are held in different parts of the country. The grandest and most important of these parades is held at Rajpath in New Delhi, which showcases a multi-hued image of the country’s rich cultural heritage and military prowess.
What is the first Indian flag?
The first national flag in India is said to have been hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta now Kolkata. The flag was composed of three horizontal strips of red, yellow and green.
What is the flag of India?
Flag of India
|Name||Tiraṅgā (meaning “Tricolour”)|
|Adopted||22 July 1947|
|Design||A horizontal triband of India saffron, white, and India green; charged with a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes in the centre.|
How can we destroy the national flag of India?
(xiii) when the Flag is in a damaged or soiled condition, it shall be destroyed as a whole in private, preferably by burning or by any other method consistent with the dignity of the Flag.
What is the smallest flag in the world?
The smallest national flag is 0.697 square micrometres, and was achieved by the Institute for Quantum Computing (Canada) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, as measured on 6 September 2016.
What is the punishment for disrespecting Indian flag?
by acts) the Indian National Flag or the Constitution of India or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.