Polity Study Material: National Flag

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National Flag

The National Flag of India consists of three horizontal bands-saffron, white and dark green with the Asoka Wheel (having 24 spokes) in dark blue colour in the centre of the white band; all strips being equal in width. It is rectangular in shape, the ratio of the length to breadth being 3: 2. The emblem of the flag is an exact reproduction of the Dharma Chakra on the capitol of Asoka's pillar at Sarnath. Symbolic Representation: According to Dr. S Radhakrishnan, the saffron colour represents the spirit of renunciation, the white stands for truth and peace, and green signifies growth.