Let us remember the designer of our National Flag Pingali VenkaiahToday is the birth day of the designer of our National Flag Pingali Venkaiah. The unsung hero would be remembered for ever as long as the Indian National Flag flies high. The Father of the nation was mentioning about him in his article titled 'Our National Flag' published in his own paper 'Young India. During his visit to Vijaywada, he asked Venkaiah who was a lecturer in Hindu College at Bandar near Vijayawada town and working on various Countries' flags to prepare our flag. A two coloured flag with red and green colours along with a Chakra symbol was designed within three hours from him and the white colour, also the colour that reminds of truth and non violence was included later.
Thus he became popular as 'Jhanda Venkaiah' but never sought any position and led a simple life. The pathetic story was that he lived till 1963 but never witnessed the Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort as their family couldn't afford to visit New Delhi.