No matter how much we’ve read about our country, it’s never enough. But ours is a generation that likes reading things that are short, quick and informative. Thus, on our Independence Day, https://www.indiatimes.com/ summed up some unknown and undisclosed facts about India’s independence that every Indian should know. Take a look.
Our current national flag had a number of iterations. The version you know today was made by Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921.
Only Khadi Development and village industries have the license to produce or supply our national flag.
We did not have a national anthem on our first Independence day.
The Bengali version of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was written in 1911. But it was adopted as our national anthem only in 1950.
It's hard to believe this one, but Mahatama Gandhi was not a part of the first Independence Day celebration.
Gandhiji was fasting in protest against the Hindu-Muslim riots that were taking place in Bengal.
Lord Mountbatten was forced to attend the Independence Day of both India and Pakistan, which is why he brought forward Pakistan’s Independence Day to 14th August.
Lord Mountbatten chose 15th August as India’s Independence Day because it honoured the second anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces.
Mahatama Gandhi wanted the Congress Party to disband as its objective to attain freedom had been achieved.
A day before Gandhi’s assassination, he had written a ‘draft constitution of Congress’.