Why was the Ashoka Chakra placed in the tricolor flag instead of the spinning wheel?

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Why was the Ashoka Chakra placed in the tricolor flag instead of the spinning wheel?


Indian flag

A cloth made of strips of three colors having saffron color at the top, white color in the middle and green color at the bottom. In the white color band there is a circle of blue color with 24 spokes. This cloth is not a common cloth but our national flag, which makes every Indian feel proud.

History of the three colors of the flag

The flag of India was first designed by an Andhra youth Pingali Venkayya at an All India Congress Committee session at Bezwada in 1921. Which Mahatma Gandhi liked very much. It was of two colors red and green at that time. Gandhiji suggested adding a white belt and spinning wheel to symbolize the progress of the country. Through the resolution in the year 1931, the tricolor flag was adopted as our national flag.

Clarification about the colors of the flag

In 1931, Gandhiji made it clear that the colors included in the flag were not included as any religious symbol. Further Jawaharlal Nehru reiterated Gandhiji's point of view more clearly at the time of the proposal related to the national flag in the Constituent Assembly and said that many people believe that some part of the flag represents this or that community, but I say I can. When this flag was prepared, no samra signifiers were added. We wanted a design of the flag which is beautiful, because the symbol of the country should be beautiful in any case. We thought of a flag which expresses the spirit of one origin as a whole and from every part of it. Celebrate his traditions. Apart from this, you should include such a mixed spirit and tradition in yourself. Which has flourished in India during the journey of thousands of years.

The importance of the colors and the wheel in the national flag was described by Dr. Sarvepalli Radha Krishna, the thinker in the Constituent Assembly and who later became the first Vice President of India. He explained that the saffron color denotes renunciation or detachment. Our leaders should be indifferent to material gains. And should devote himself towards his work.

The white color in the centers is like a divine light, which is a guide for us to walk on the path of truth and our conduct.

Green color is related to our own soil. and shows the relation of our life with plants.

In the middle of the white band is the Ashoka Chakra, the wheel of the Law of Dharma. Truth, Dharma or Virtue should be the principles of those working under this flag. Also, this circle shows the speed. As it is said that in stagnation there is death and in movement there is life. India should not resist further change. And we must move on. The wheel represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.

Nehru's views on the national flag in the Constituent Assembly

July 22, 1947 About 20 days before independence, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru stood up in the Constituent Assembly to present a proposal related to the national flag. While making this proposal, he put the technical aspects related to the national flag first. He told that the national flag of India will be tricolor. In which saffron, white and dark green color will be in proportion. There will be a blue circle in the middle of the white stripe in the middle. which will represent the spinning wheel. The design of the wheel will be similar to that of the wheel of Ashoka's lot kept at Sarnath. The diameter of the wheel will be proportional to the width of the white stripe. The width and length of the flag will normally have a ratio of 2:3. For a tall building and hoist, the ratio of the flag can also be kept 2:1 instead of 2:3. Especially it can be changed when hoisting at embassies abroad. Not that the flag was being presented for the first time. These are The flag made of three colors was present in the hands of every countryman in India's freedom movement.

The first spinning wheel was made on a white band. Which was the symbol of common man of India. Whose hard work was symbolized and came from the message of Mahatma Gandhi that he was giving us. Now the symbol of the spinning wheel in the flag has been slightly modified. However, it was not completely removed. It is generally believed that the symbol made on one side of the flag should be the same on the other side as well. In fact, if this is not the case, there is a problem which goes against the rules. If you look at the spinning wheel on the flag from one side, then you see a wheel on one side. And on the other side the hand is visible. On the other hand, the wheel and the hand are interchanged. It was a practical problem. Therefore, after much deliberation, we agree with the fact that the symbol which has filled people's enthusiasm. He should remain. But his face should be changed a little.

In such a situation, our mind also went on a cycle. Which is inscribed in many places. which we have all seen. And this is the wheel on the top of Ashoka's lot. It is a symbol of India's culture. It is a symbol of many other things. In this way we have not only added this seal to the flag but have added Ashoka's name in this way. Ashoka is a name that is one of the most famous names not only in India but also in the history of the world.

National Flag laws

The Government has enacted laws to regulate the hoisting of the flag through statutory and statutory foreign exchanges issued from time to time. It is also governed by the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971. Parliament framed the Indian Flag Code 2002. Which came into effect from 26 January 2002. In which the earlier Indian Flag Code was invalidated. If seen, the new code is a very comprehensive document. Which includes the provisions related to the national flag. It has three parts. Part-I of the Samhita contains a general description of the national flag. Part-II of the Code is devoted to the display of the national flag by members of public, private organizations and educational institutions etc. And the third and last part of the Code deals with the display of the National Flag by the Central and State Governments and their organizations and agencies.

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