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12 Oct 2015 05:16

Flags can be seen flying from buildings and from boats, they show bold patterns and bright colors as they flutter in the wind. Many flags are badges or symbols of a nations. Or its region. The design of the flags tell us about the country or its history.

How do you know about your own Flag?

12 Oct 2015 10:55

The National flag of India is officially described in the Flag Code of India as follows: "The colour of the top panel shall be India saffron (Kesari) and that of the bottom panel shall be India green. The middle panel shall be white, bearing at its centre the design of Ashoka Chakra in navy blue colour with 24 equally spaced spokes." [3] It was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947, when it became the official flag of the Dominion of India. The flag was subsequently retained as that of the Republic of India. In India, the term "tricolour" (Hindi: तिरंगा, Tirangā) almost always refers to the Indian national flag. The flag is based on the Swaraj flag, a flag of the Indian National Congress designed by Pingali Venkayya.
Khadi or hand-spun cloth is the only material allowed to be used for the flag, and flying a flag made of any other material is punishable by law with imprisonment up to three years, besides a fine. Raw materials for khadi are restricted to cotton, silk and wool. There are two kinds of khadi used: The first is the khadi-bunting which makes up the body of the flag, and the second is the khadi-duck, which is a beige-coloured cloth that holds the flag to the pole. The khadi-duck is an unconventional type of weave that meshes three threads into a weave, compared to the two weaves used in conventional weaving. This type of weaving is extremely rare, and there are fewer than twenty weavers in India professing this skill. The guidelines also state that there should be exactly 150 threads per square centimetre, four threads per stitch, and one square foot should weigh exactly 205 grams (7.2 oz)



The National anthem, National Flag and National songs, Every free nation of the world has its own flag. The National flag of India is a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesari) at the top. And more must be be read top the body of comment.

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The Philippine national flag has a rectangular design that consists of a white equilateral triangle, symbolizing liberty, equality, and fraternity ; a horizontal blue stripe for peace, truth, and justice; and a horizontal red stripe for patriotism and valor . In the center of the white triangle is an eight-rayed golden sun symbolizing unity, freedom, people's democracy, and sovereignty. Each ray represents a province with significant involvement in the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain, These provinces are Manila , Bulacan , Cavite, Pampanga , Tarlac, Laguna, Batangas, and Nueva Ecija .Three five-pointed stars,one for each of the triangle's points, stand for the three major islands where the revolution started: Luzon , Visayas and Mindanao .The flag's original symbolism is enumerated in the text of the independence proclamation.

19 Nov 2015 18:27

Quote by clixsters
Flags can be seen flying from buildings and from boats, they show bold patterns and bright colors as they flutter in the wind. Many flags are badges or symbols of a nations. Or its region. The design of the flags tell us about the country or its history.

How do you know about your own Flag?

19 Nov 2015 18:28

Quote by simplyme14
...flags symbolizes independence.. freedom.,liberty of a particular country bearing it...MABUHAY PILIPINAS :U

19 Nov 2015 18:42

Flags are national symbols. Every
country has got a specific flag as their
national symbol. The first flags were
flown in the 18th century to tell others
that we own a piece of land ('proclaim a
possession') and that we rule over the
people and land ('proclaim sovereignty').

19 Nov 2015 18:44

Quote by Zubair_Zarger
Flags are national symbols. Every
country has got a specific flag as their
national symbol. The first flags were
flown in the 18th century to tell others
that we own a piece of land ('proclaim a
possession') and that we rule over the
people and land ('proclaim sovereignty').