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From: Nick Forrest <>
Subject: [The Raj] Early Indian Flag - Congress Party flag]
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 20:55:52 +1000
Many thanks for identifying the flag - I know that my father spent some
time in Karachi before independence but I also know that he travelled
quite a lot as he was in the Army Intelligence. When I get some spare
time I will dig out all his papers and photographs and try and put a
location to the flag's origin.
> In my reply to your question I mentioned I remembered a flag with a
> complete spinning wheel in the middle of the flag which was the symbol
> of the Indian Independence Movement.
> Below is what Googles writes about the flag
> The flag was used by the Provisional Government of Free India during
> the Second World War. The final resolution on the flag was passed
> when the Congress committee met at Karachi in 1931. The tricolour
> flag then adopted was designed by Pingali Venkayya. The featured
> three horizontal trips of saffron (for courage), white (for truth and
> peace) and green (faith and propserity) with a Spinning wheel
> (symbolised the economic regeneration of India and the industriousness
> of its people ) in the center.
> This should answer some of the questions.
> Joyce Munro
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