Who Was Freedom Fighter Pingali Venkayya – The Designer Of The Indian National Flag? All You Need To Know

A nation is identified with its National flag, it’s the glory of the country, it symbolises the sacrifice of the soldiers and the contributions of the nation builders. In India, our tricolour Tiranga, is now all set to be hoisted at every house with the Central government’s “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign. But let us tell you about the legend who actually designed the Tiranga. 

Pingali Venkayya, (2 August 1876 – 4 July 1963), a freedom fighter and ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi, is the man behind the design of our tricolour Tiranga. He was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in Andhra Pradesh at Bhatlapenumarru, close to Machilipatnam. In order to pursue graduation, he moved to Cambridge University after finishing high school in Madras.

After designing the National Flag, Pingali Venkayya presented it to Mahatma Gandhi on April 1, 1921, in Vijayawada. Pingali Venkayya was an educationalist and an agriculturist who set up an educational institute in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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To mark his 146th birth anniversary on August 2, PM Modi appealed to the people to change their profile pictures to Tiranga, and the Central government released his postage stamp.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to late Pingali Venkayya. 

“I pay homage to the great Pingali Venkayya on his birth anniversary. Our nation will forever be indebted to him for his efforts of giving us the Tricolour, which we are very proud of. Taking strength and inspiration from the Tricolour, may we keep working for national progress”

He even appealed to the people to change their profile pictures to Tiranga. 

“It is a special 2nd August today! At a time when we are marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our nation is all set for #HarGharTiranga, a collective movement to celebrate our Tricolour. I have changed the DP on my social media pages and urge you all to do the same.”

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The Central government marked Pingali Venkayya’s 146th birthday on August 2, as “Tiranga Utsav”, where his postage stamp was released. Pingali Venkayya’s contributions to the nation will always be remembered. He is an inspiration for the generations to come.

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