We all are familiar with the spellbounding history of our country which no matter what is a great nation, yet there remains some really interesting facts that people rarely know. So, where a generation like ours prefers everything in a quick way why not have a quick look at these facts and know our country a little more better.

1. It was on 7th August, 1906 when the Indian National Flag was hoisted for the first time ever at Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta.

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2. Indian National Flag has gone through many iterations. The first design of the flag was three horizontal stripes of red, yellow and green colors, with eight white lotus flowers in the red strip, a white sun on the left and white crescent with star on the right in the green strip.

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3. The credit for designing the first version of the present national flag of the country goes to Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921.

4. Only Khadi Development and village industries have the license to produce or supply our national flag.

Caption from LIFE. "At 76, the Mahatma is in good physical condition. He weighs 110 pounds, but he is not so frail as he looks."

5. The country dd not have its National Anthem at the time it got its  Independence . The ‘Jana Gana Mana’ which is now universally accepted as India’s National Anthem was written back in 1911 in bengali.

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6. The Independence Day of India is shared with some other countries such as North Korea, South Korea, Republic of Congo and Bahrain. It is also an important day in world history as it is the anniversary of surrender of Japan to Allied Forces.

7. Mahatma Gandhi was in favor of disbanding the Congress after the independence of the country.

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8. Hindi is not the national language of India; rather it is the country’s official language, as stated by article 343 of the Indian Constitution.

9.  Goa was declared as a Portuguese state after India attained independence in 1947. The state was later annexed to the country on 19th December, 1961 after being invaded by Indian troops.

10.  Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first Prime Minister after independence was considered as a global style icon and his famous Nehru jacket became an instant hit around the world. It even earned him a place in the Vogue magazine.

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This year, 14,000 people will be celebrating Independence Day for the first time!