Bhikaji Cama unfurled the first version of the Indian national flag—a tricolour of green, saffron, and red stripes—at the International Socialist Congress held at Stuttgart, Germany, in 1907. India will wake up to its 75th Independence Day on Sunday.
When was first Indian flag hoisted?
According to Knowindia.gov.in, the first unofficial flag of India was hoisted on August 7, 1906, in the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park) in Calcutta, now Kolkata.
Who hoisted first Indian flag on Red Fort?
India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the national flag for the first time at the Red Fort on August 16, 1947, one day after independence. Since then, it’s been a tradition for the PM to hoist the flag at the Red Fort on Independence Day.
Who hoisted the national flag first time?
The flag was hoisted first time by Sachindra Prasad Bose in 1906 in Calcutta and later on in the year 1907, as another tricolour flag was unfurled by the Madam Bhikaji Kama in Stuttgart. 11. The first flag committee was headed by Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Who hoisted first national flag in 1947?
The Indian tricolour was officially hoisted at India House, the High Commissioner’s residence by Sir Raghunath Paranjpye at 0730 hrs IST (1200 hrs local time at Canberra) on 15 Aug 1947, in the presence of the then Australian Minister for External Affairs Dr Herbert V Evatt, and over 300 guests.
Who invented flags?
Flags as recognized today, made of a piece of cloth representing a particular entity, were invented in the Indian subcontinent or Chinese Zhou dynasty (1046-256 BCE).