The Flag of India, adopted by the
Constituent Assembly on 22 July, 1947, is the symbol of our nation's freedom
and sovereignty. The flag was accepted as the national flag of the Dominion
of India between 15 August 1947 and 26 January 1950. Display of the flag of
India is regulated by the Indian flag code.
The flag of India is a horizontal tricolor with the ratio of the length to
the width 2:3. The flag has deep saffron at the top, white in between and
green at the bottom. A navy blue color wheel, having 24 spokes, occupies
place at the center of the white band. Source of the wheel is the Dharma
Chakra (the wheel of law) in the Sarnath Lion Capitol. The saffron color
signifies courage, white purity and green fertility.
Code of Conduct
» Saffron color band should should always be on top.
» There should be no flag or emblem above the National Flag or to its
» If in a line, all other flags are to be placed to the left of the
» While in procession or parade, the National Flag should be on the
marching right or the center of the line.
» The National Flag or its any imitation is not allowed to used for
promoting trade, business or profession.
» Normally the National Flag is flown over significant government
buildings like the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House, the Supreme
Court of India, the High Courts, the Secretariats, the Commissioners' office
» National Flag should be taken down in the evening at sunset.