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hey guys Rocco here today we're going to join FTD facts and you're going to join me and I'm going to join you watching it the true history behind the Indian flag now at this time I'd like to give a nod to the sponsors for this video it is totally nerdy Media Group now these guys that good YouTube channel they got a Facebook page all the links will be in the description as well as after the video we'll have a look at a little commercial together see what we got a let's do this flag business alright let's let's see now I'm thinking this one was recommended of course guys I'm thinking uh it's not gonna be that interesting is it a better flag prove me wrong hey prove me wrong let's do it

I love the TD start here on empty facts we've made tons of videos about countries and other places and people and more now in this episode I'm gonna be taking a look at a national flag it's a new area where we're venturing in that allows us to give you more facts about the amazing countries of this world a large portion of our fan base is from India so we decided to start there how's it going everybody my name is Leroy Kenton and I'm gonna dive into some facts about the Indian flag you know give you the history behind it and why it's so meaningful to Indians today now before I continue just have to do a couple big shout outs to some of my brothers from India here we have not kewl from India just enjoying the night out saying great 1-point nicely Suraj she says I'm watching all the way from India keep going brother it looks like you're in a cricket stadium I think it's great meeting all of you have learned so much talking with you guys on media and if you guys want your pictures featured in an upcoming video send it to me on instagram the link to that is down below for the indian people the national flag has great significance and meaning as it symbolizes the struggle that took for India to become an independent nation it also serves as a symbol of unity to show that despite being of different faiths and religions the Indian people are all one now the current Indian national flag was designed by Pongal even kya a he was an agriculturist a navy and freedom fighter from the state of andhra pradesh who lived from 1876 to 1963 before the British occupied if you wondering about that reaction that raised eyebrow it was um I was looking at the 2009 on the stamp when he said he lived from 1876 and just straight away my primitive brain put together 1876 to 2009 so one hell of a lifespan but honey it's go I guess rocker if I'd India India used to be made up of different princely states with their own flags now this change after a revolt in 1857 the British introduced a flag to represent their greater Indian territories and that flag was used from 1858 to 1947 now there was a band that was placed on flying the Indian flag that led to the use of the Swaraj flag as a sign of protests in India during the freedom struggle you know this flag was a tricolor rectangle with a chakra or spinning wheel at its centre after India's independence many other designs of the flag were considered however that same tricolour flag with the chakra was adopted in its current state as a national flag of India on July 22nd 1947 but how exactly did we get to the current version of the Indian flag of course they didn't happen overnight so let's go back into history I'm gonna give you a little bit more details on the process now the first ever national Indian flag commonly called the Calcutta flag looked quite different from what it looks like today he had many religious symbols and eight roses on it with the phrase Vande matram meaning I praise you mother it's believed to have been first raised on August 7th 1906 at Part C big and squared Green Park in Calcutta now known as Kolkata the second version of the flag came at some more it's exactly the same adjust like different symbols awesome vacations and was raised by madam comma in Paris in madam I summon another flag was then Venus in the year of 1917 during one roll movement this flag was raised by the leaders of the movement look Manya Tillery any decent next up it was a flag of 19 this one wait some oh is that like the pace symbol in the chakra anyone this flag was endorsed by Mahatma Gandhi who we probably have to do a video on him Ben was he wanted all the communities in India to be represented in the flag and this flag had three colours on the top was white than green and at the bottom it was red white symbolizes a minority groups in India Green represented Muslims and the red represented Hindu and Sikh communities the charka was drawn across all the band's to symbolize the unity however this was never adopted as an official flag of Congress now shortly after that since not everybody was happy with this interpretation of the flag a new flag was born but any case here we have the version similar to Gandhi's flag called this Suraj flag and this was introduced on the 13th of April 1923 during a procession by local Congress volunteers that commemorated the junghwa massacre the swatch flag with the spinning wheel designed by pingali venkayya was hoisted now unlike Gandhi's flag the Soares flag became the official flag of Congress in 1931 however by then the flag had already become the symbol of the independence movement and finally on July 22nd 1947 it was adopted as a free Indian national flag by the Constituent Assembly of India the only alteration they made to the flag was to replace the spinning wheel with Emperor Ashoka's Dharma chakra this flag depicted the wheel of the law that was made by the famous 3rd century BC indian emperor ashoka now let's take a little bit of a closer look to the meaning of Ashoka Chakra the Ashoka Chakra had great historical importance in India it said that after receiving enlightenment or nirvana Lord Buddha met with five of his disciples and preached to them his first sermon describing the Dharma chakra this was taken by emperor Ashoka to represent on top of his pillars now his pillars are a series of columns dispersed throughout the northern Indian subcontinent the chakra or wheel in the Indian flag has actually been taken from the lion capital of Ashoka which is a sculpture of four lion standing back to back in sarnath India so now we talked about Ashoka Chakra and the history behind that let's look at some of the other aspects of the flag the flag consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes the saffron color represents courage and sacrifice it indicates letting go of any biases or egos and encourages people to unite and become one the white and purity according Indian scriptures and philosophy the color white is also used to symbolize cleanliness and knowledge the green represents peace and prosperity according to Indian philosophy the color green is a festive color that symbolizes life and happiness at the center of the middle stripes here we see the Sroka chakra in navy blue to represent the ideas of law and dharma as it does on the astruc a pillar the Ashoka Chakra was chosen because it symbolizes the laws of law or righteousness the color of the Ashoka Chakra navy blue was chosen because it represents a universal color it's a color of the sky it's the color of the ocean the 24 spokes of the wheel represent 24 hours of every day it also represents the 24 Dharma Rishi's or saints of the Hindu religion now India keeps a very high standard guidelines on how the flag can actually be used and there's only one licensed flag production and so yeah I thought what it was clear come on Leroy piss on my leg and tell me it's right and it's getting me fly unit in India the guidelines about the design and specifications are decided by the BIS or the Bureau of Indian Standards and yeah the kadhi development and village industries Commission is the only license flag production and supply unit located in India they're the only ones who are allowed to allocate flag production to other regional groups and more specifically they're based in Hubli Karnataka India the Indian flag must also be made of kadhi cloth which is a special type of hand spun cloth made of silk or cotton kadhi was made popular by Mahatma Gandhi and the flag was handcrafted to honor him now guys I'm not even kidding about this the guidelines get even more strict every roll of cloth that would be used to create an Indian flag is actually sent to a laboratory - this the quality also the flag must never touch the ground or water it cannot be used as drapery in any form the flag may not be placed upside down if placed vertically the saffron edge should be on left until the year 2001 private citizens were only allowed to hoist the flag on national holidays this law was changed when a citizen filed a suit against the court arguing that every Indian citizen had a right to fly their national flag and I mean rightfully so because people want to be free to just wave their flags or whatever because they are proud of their country right now the man that fought for this right was Navin Ian Jindal and the courts found his arguments valid and lifted the ban on January 26 2002 now every Indian citizen the right to hoist the Indian flag on any given day as long as they maintain imagine your father was upside down oh it's Woodrow in the dignity and respect and honor of the flag that includes this episode of FTD facts that was your brief history on the Indian flag please let me know down below in the comment section what flags we should do next and we'll hop right on them this was definitely a fascinating one I learned a lot so not only you guys are learning by we're learning here as well thank you for being so awesome until next time guys I'm Leroy Kenton boom boom yeah that was cool as usual Thank You Leroy and if today fats yes see guys I was thinking today it's far down on the list the Indian flag because I talked about you know who decided to make it Orange but now you know guys now there's some information for you flags you know if this is your first flag experience cuz I was learning about a flag there you go it's a lot more in-depth than what you think it's not just like a bunch of stars bunch of stripes you know then you know everything has a meaning even the stars and stripes have meaning of course but yeah that was it that was the Indian flag I'm glad that fella outlawed the the outlawed the law outlawed the law where you couldn't have the flag at home sort of thing in the hoist of yourself on any public days because oh my god you should see you should come to Australia guys even on Australia Day there's people head-to-toe they got bathers they got bikinis they got you know like hats Sony's with the Aussie flag on capes they're good it's it is right off you see cars going down the street without many Flags coming out the front it looks like gotta love it no matter where you're from guys it's always good to be proud of where you come from as long as where you come from is a place to be proud of and India's definitely got some history to be proud of there thanks for joining me we're gonna have a look now at totally nerdy media groups little teaser now you know what it's like you're on sergeant Rocko any chance to have a look at the teaser we're gonna have a look at it guys so please have a look at the tease up and I'll see you soon totally nerdy media group we'll begin our crowdfunding campaign for invasion and the reaper next month we need you to support these two independently produced television projects by giving us your lunch money the average person spends between $1 and $10 every day on lunch you need to skip one day and support us by sending us between $1 and 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