Mamata pays salutes and tributes to all freedom fighters on occasion of historic National Flag Adoption Day

Mamata pays salutes and tributes to all freedom fighters on occasion of historic National Flag Adoption Day

Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid salutes and tribute to all freedom fighters on the occasion of historic National Flag Adoption Day. "Today is National Flag Adoption Day. On this day in 1947, the National Flag was adopted. Salutes and tribute to all freedom fighters on this historic day," Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking page. The National Flag of India has great importance in every Indian people's heart as it denotes and represents our country as well as reminds us that we live in an independent and free nation. Through the celebration of National Flag Adoption Day, we rememorize the day when our National Flag was adopted and pay heartily our salute, honour and respect to our National Flag. The day also commemorates our great freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives but kept the flag flying high. Several events are organized at various locations in India in the honour of the national flag.

The main motive behind the events is to honour the national flag as well as to raise general awareness about it. Armed forces of India, Paramilitary forces are all set to perform march-past in front of a national flag, in their respective headquarters and other offices. An event is also organized in the Parliament, where political leaders, dignitaries, bureaucrats will gather to discuss the significance of the national flag and to assert the fact that the national flag carries the national pride and honour. Events are also organized at secretariats of individual states, where the Chief Ministers will likely preside over the events. Governors of all the states and Union Territories of India will also witness the flag adoption day march by paramilitary forces. Schools and colleges across the country have also organized events to raise the awareness of their students about the national flag. Several private institutions have also prepared for public events in order to make people aware of the history of the national flag and its significance. The National Flag of India was adopted in its present form during the meeting of Constituent Assembly held on July 22, 1947, a few days before India's independence from the British on August 15, 1947. It served as the national flag of the Dominion of India between August 15, 1947, and January 26, 1950, and that of the Republic of India thereafter. In India, the term "tricolour" refers to the Indian national flag.


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