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Happy Independence Day

To all!

And now, some quick facts about the Indian Flag. I was shocked to find that most people have no idea of what the colors stand for. School children know, of course 🙂

So here goes:

Bhagwa or the saffron colour denotes renunciation or disinterestedness. Our leaders must be indifferent to material gains and dedicate themselves to their work. Saffron denotes courage and sacrifice.

The white in the centre is light, the path of truth to guide our conduct. The green shows our relation to (the) soil, our relation to the plant life here, on which all other life depends.

The “Ashoka Chakra” in the centre of the white is the wheel of the law of dharma. Truth or satya, dharma or virtue ought to be the controlling principle of those who work under this flag. Again, the wheel denotes motion. There is death in stagnation. There is life in movement. India should no more resist change, it must move and go forward. The wheel represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.

Here’s a beautiful song by Mohd Rafi describing our country gloriously.

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Cheers!

Vidya

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