72th Independence Day: Some Unknown Facts of Independent India

India is celebrating 72th Independence Day on this 15th August and with this, our country is moving closer to the development by taking productive step on each day. On this particular day, the colonial power is shifted independently to India as well as to Pakistan by the Britishers.

India has rich cultural and political history known by few people. so, here are some unknown facts about our independent India that should be come forward.

It was commonly known that the first flag was hoisted on 15thAugust, 1947 but it is not true as the first flag was hoisted on 7thAugust, 1906 at the Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta and that flag includes three horizontal stripes of green at the top with eight lotuses embedded in it followed by yellow strip in the middle written with Vande Mataram while red strip at the bottom with moon at the left and sun at the right embedded.

Not only India celebrates its Independence on 15 August every year but countries including North Korea, South Korea, Bahrain and Republic of Congo share their independence day on the same day.

India is a huge country but there is only 1 licenced flag production spot at Dharwad by Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha who is authorized for making the glorious flag of India.

Goa was not the part of India always as after the Independence, Portugal declared it as their state but on December 19, 1961 Indian armed forces regain it back and it becomes an inseparable part of India since then.

Unlike many other countries, India has a clean record of invading any country in her 100000 years of history.

On 15th August, when India got the Independence from the colonial rule, Mahatma Gandhi spent his whole day in fasting and prayers to protest the madness of communal hatred.

The current flag of India constitutes three strips of Saffron at the top depicting courage and sacrifice, white at the middle white which stands for peace, truth and purity and green at the bottom standing for faith, fertility and chivalry.

The first PM of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru was known for his style statement as he wore single-breasted jacket later popularly known as Nehru jacket. It was also included in the Time list of ‘Global fashion statement’.

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