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Pingali Venkayya, the designer of Indian Tricolour

Pingali Venkayya, the designer of Indian Tricolour

Pingali Venkayya was the designer of the Indian flag. This great freedom fighter was born on 2 August 1876 in Bhatlapenumarru near Machillipatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

As India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark the 75th Year of India’s Independence, the Government of India decided to pay tribute to freedom fighters.

The government decided to start the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign to encourage people to hoist the Tricolour flag to mark the 75th Year of India’s Independence. Har Ghar Tiranga campaign will be organized from the 13th to the 15th of August, 2022.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Pingali Venkayya on his birth anniversary and launched the Har Ghar Tiranga movement.

In this context, PM urged all citizens to celebrate the Tricolour to hoist or display the national flag in their homes. He also asked them to use the Tricolour as their profile picture on social media accounts between August 2 and August 15.

To mark the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya, PM Modi released a special commemorative postage stamp.

This is not the first time that a stamp has been released to commemorate Pingali Venkayya. In 2009, a postage stamp was released to honour him.

Pingali Venkayya designed the national flag in 1921. He designed many models of the national flag and the present model was approved by Gandhiji and members of the Indian National Congress.

He was a writer, linguist, and geologist. He spoke many languages and was fluent in Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Japanese and Arabic.

He spent most of his time researching. Besides, he spent his time farming and cultivating cotton. Pingali Venkayya’s name was posthumously suggested for Bharat Ratna in 2011. However, it was not awarded to him.

Now, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy proposed his name again for Bharat Ratna.

Pingali Venkayya was an unsung hero. His party, other members, and even society forgot his name. Sadly, the great freedom fighter died in extreme poverty.

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