The selfless love and passion for one’s own country are nearly equivalent to the love shared between a mother and her child. Right from birth, Indians share a deep bond with their country, very often you would hear people in India chanting in Hindi ‘Bharat Mata’ which translates in English to mother India. The love for one’s own country passes down right from the time India first took its stand to become an Independent nation.
Today after 70 years after independence the patriotism among the people is stronger than ever, from retirees to school kids their loyalty for the country will never falter. Recently, school kids from Visakhapatnam held a 500-foot long tri color flag as they walked with pride on the streets, several young school children were participating in this rally along with members of several NGO’s to support the people.
The rally was conducted to honor Pingali Venkayya, the freedom fighter who designed the national flag of India. He was born on 2nd August 1876 at Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. The national flag of India is made up of 3 bands with different colors, starting with the top band which is Saffron in color, indicates the strength and courage of the country, the white band in the middle indicates peace and truth with the Dharma Chakra. The last band is green in color which shows the fertility, growth, and auspiciousness of the land.
It is indeed a festive season for people all over India, as they are filled with excitement and joy for the up coming Independence day.