As we celebrate 76 years of Indian independence, take some time to find out how much do you know about the people, places and events related to the freedom struggle.
#1. Who was the first Indian lady to preside over the Congress?
#2. Who penned one of the patriotic song "Saare jahan se achha Hindostan humara"?
#3. When was the East India Company established?
#4. To which personality did Gandhiji give the title "Deen bandhu"?
#5. Which freedom fighter was known as "Shaheed-e-Azam"?
#6. Prior to 1947, which insignia was used instead of the Chakra in the middle of the white strip on the National Flag?
The year 1931 was a landmark in the history of the flag. A resolution was passed adopting a tricolor flag as our national flag. This flag, the forbear of the present one, was saffron, white and green with Mahatma Gandhi’s spinning wheel at the center. It was, however, clearly stated that it bore no communal significance and was to be interpreted thus.
#7. What is the colour of the Ashok Chakra on our National Flag?
The Ashoka Chakra, replaced the symbol of the charkha of the pre-independence version of the flag, is rendered in navy blue on a white background. The chakra signifies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. It represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.