Remembering the man who gave India it's true identity!
Pingali Venkayya was a flag enthusiast who created a booklet titled 'A National Flag for India' in 1916 with 24 Indian flag designs.
In 2009, he was posthumously honoured with a postage stamp stated the MINISTRY OF CULTURE, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA in the Facebook page today.
This day marks the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya an Indian freedom fighter and the flag designer. He was born in Andhra Pradesh and later went to Cambridge for further studies. When Gandhiji initiated for a National flag , Pingali venkayya who was a follower of the Mahatma presented a rudimentary design of the swaraj flag on a khadi bunting at the Victoria museum in Vijayawada in 1921. The flag was used informally at all Congress meetings since 1921. During its 1931 session, Congress adopted the Tricolour with the colour scheme -- saffron, white and green and the charkha at the centre. The national flag that we see today was based upon his design.
Many programs are being organised commemorating his birth anniversary and has a honour and tribute all the national dailies carried an article covering his contributions in the Indian freedom struggle.
It's the time to pay our respects to the man who gave us the Indian National Tricolour and has become synonymous with the spirit of free and independent India.