Frequent question: Where is the national flag of India hoisted on Independence Day?

On 15 August, the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag on the ramparts of the historical site of Red Fort in Delhi.

What is the flag of India?

Flag of India

Name Tiraṅgā (meaning “Tricolour”)
Use National flag
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 22 July 1947
Design A horizontal triband of India saffron, white, and India green; charged with a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes in the centre.

Who hoisted the first Indian flag?

While an Indian flag was reportedly designed by Sister Nivedita, an Irish disciple of Swami Vivekananda, between 1904-1906, arguably the first national flag of India is said to have been hoisted on August 7, 1906, in Kolkata at the Parsee Bagan Square (Green Park).

Who lowered the Union Jack in India?

But actually the Union Jack was never lowered on the Independence Day, August 15, 1947. This little known fact is mentioned in a Top Secret and Personal Report (No. 17) dated August 16, 1947 of the Rear Admiral Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, ViceRoy Governor General and Crown Representative of India.

Who will be the chief guest on 26 January 2021?

List of chief guests

Year Chief Guest Host
2018 Nguyễn Xuân Phúc Ram Nath Kovind
2019 Cyril Ramaphosa
2020 Jair Bolsonaro
2021 No Chief guest due to COVID-19 pandemic
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