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  • 04 August, 2022

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PINGALI VENKAYYA: Designer of India's National Flag

PINGALI VENKAYYA: DESIGNER OF INDIA'S NATIONAL FLAG

The Ministry of Culture organized ‘Tiranga Utsav’ to celebrate Pingali Venkayya’s 146th Birth Anniversary.

About Pingali Venkayya

  • He was born on August 2, in a Telugu Brahmin family at Bhatlapenumarru, near Machilipatnam, in what is now the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
  • He was not just the creator of the historic flag, but in his life, he also worked as a teacher, author, agriculturist, and linguist.
  • At the age of 19, Venkayya joined the British Indian Army where he participated in the Boer War in South Africa, and he meet with Mahatma Gandhi.

Designer of India’s National Flag:

  • Pingali Venkayya, a freedom fighter and the designer of India’s National Flag was a follower of Gandhian principles, and it was upon the request of Mahatma Gandhi that he designed the Indian National Flag with saffron, white and green colors with chakra in the middle.

Educational institution in Machilipatnam:

  • He was an agriculturist and also an educationist who set up an educational institution in Machilipatnam.

Bharat Ratna:

  • A postage stamp was issued to commemorate him in 2009 and in 2011 it was proposed that he be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Book:

  • He wrote a book titled “National Flag for India,” which was published in 1916.
  • The book showcased thirty designs of what could make the Indian flag.

Source: PIB


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