Real-life superheroes from the armed forces are honored annually on India’s Flag Day on December 7.
This day allows citizens to take responsibility for caring for disabled military personnel, families and dependents of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country. Small flags in dark blue, light blue and red colors representing the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy, are distributed throughout the country in exchange for donations.
HISTORY OF INDIA FLAG DAY
Indian Flag Day, also known as Armed Forces Flag Day, is commemorated by raising funds through the distribution of flags. Indian citizens express their gratitude to the country’s current and veteran military personnel and pay tribute to those who died in service.
This annual tradition began in 1949 on August 28; India’s then Defense Minister established a committee to observe Flag Day every year on December 7. The general idea behind this was to collect funds from the people by distributing flags.
In addition to the colors of the national flag, the color code of the day is red, light blue and dark blue, representing the three branches of the Indian Armed Forces: Army, Air Force and Navy. Throughout the country, patriotic events are organized to encourage public participation and support the cause. The main purposes of the day are to raise funds that allow the rehabilitation of the families of martyrs and victims of war, guarantee the well-being of service personnel and their dependents, and contribute to the well-being and resettlement of veterans and their families.
We love how, on Indian Flag Day, Indian military personnel help the cause by organizing a variety of shows, activities, and carnivals to display in front of the general public and ensure national security. During the celebrations, volunteers collect donations by selling stickers, coupon flags and other souvenirs. We can’t think of a more patriotic way to show solidarity!
INDIA FLAG DAY CHRONOLOGY
August 15, 1947 – Independent India
With the division of the subcontinent, India gains the status of an independent country
August 28, 1949 – An idea is born
A committee was created to take charge of the “Flag Day Fund.”
December 7, 1949: first time
India’s Flag Day is celebrated for the first time with great zeal and results.
1993 – Combined change
The related welfare funds were merged into an Armed Forces Flag Day Fund by the Indian Ministry of Defense.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS OF INDIA FLAG DAY
Why is the Armed Forces Flag Day celebrated?
On this day the services of the brave and courageous heroes of the Armed Forces who gave their lives for their country are remembered and honored.
Where is the headquarters of the Indian armed forces located?
The headquarters of the Armed Forces of India is located in the capital city of New Delhi.
Who designed the national flag of India?
Appropriately for the day, a freedom fighter by the name of Pingali Venkayya designed the first Indian flag on which all subsequent designs were based.
HOW TO CELEBRATE THE DAY OF THE FLAG OF INDIA.
Donate for a great cause!
While the Armed Forces personnel are doing all the hard work, this is the only time citizens can show that they stand behind them! Be generous with your donations and contributions to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.
Volunteer at a fundraiser
Have you ever wanted to be the sidekick of a superhero? Well, this is pretty close. Volunteer at local events organized for Flag Day and get into the spirit of the day. Collect donations and distribute flags, or help out at the many shows for entertainment purposes.
Go to a festival.
Uniform Guards really know how to celebrate in style! Attend the various cultural and traditional events, festivals and other activities organized and organized by the Armed Forces themselves!
5 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE FLAGS
You have to be unique!
The national flag of Nepal is the only one in the world that is not in the shape of a quadrilateral.
The only square-shaped flag.
Switzerland is the only country that has a square-shaped flag.
History in color codes.
The colors of a flag are often a symbol of the country’s history.
Purple is the rarest color.
Used only on two flags of the world, the rarest shade of a flag is purple.
The oldest flag in the world.
The longest and most widely represented flag in the world is that of Denmark.
WHY THE DAY OF THE INDIAN FLAG IS IMPORTANT.
To honor the sacrifices of the military
The memory of those who have sacrificed their lives for their country and its citizens deserve all this thanks. Without them, peace and harmony would not be possible.
Support families’ livelihoods
Your donations really make a difference. All funds go to support the families of disabled soldiers or fallen warriors.
Be a true patriot.
Citizen support for the country’s Armed Forces is a great example of comprehensive patriotism. The Armed Forces and the people unite as one nation and pledge allegiance to the Republic and its flag.