70’s Independence Day Celebrating
Did you know that the first Indian national flag was hoisted on 7th August, 1906 at Parsee Bagan Square in Kolkata. The first version of our current nation flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921. Initially it had red and green strips with a white strip in the middle. The red and green colors represented the two major communities in India and white represented all other communities. The white strip had a spinning wheel in the center. The red strip has been changed to saffron color. The official national anthem, Jana, Gana, Mana was written in 1911 in Bengali. North Korea, South Korea, Republic of Congo, Bahrain celebrate their independence day on 15 August. India was named after the River Indus, since it was home to the Indus Valley Civilization, which is known to be one of the oldest civilizations in the world.