The Indian constitution was implemented on 26 January 1950. In the mean 69 years, we know that India has made remarkable progress but there are still a lot of things that we do not know. On this occasion of Republic Day, we will tell you how and where the Indian national flag is made.
The Indian Tricolor
A flag is important for any nation. Moreover, it is a symbol of proud and respect. The Indian tricolor is horizontally rectangular in 2:3 length and breadth proportions and it is made up of Indian Saffron, white and Indian green colors with 24 navy blue spokes in the middle of it. It is easy to find the Indian tricolor in any corner of India. However, the fun fact is that there is only one authorized flag manufacturer in India.
The Only Authorized Flag Manufacturer In India
Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) based in Hubli is the only unit in India that is authorized to manufacture and supply the national Flag of India. Founded in 1957, KKGSS has an annual turnover of Rs 15 Million. The primary customers of KKGSS are the people associated with politics.
It Is Not An Easy Job
You may think that making a flag is no big deal but honestly it is a tough task as the company has to follow the standards of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
The Process Of Making A Flag
The process of flag manufacturing starts with the selection of good quality cotton. The workers then form yawns from the cotton before preparing the finest quality “Khadi” with tradition handlooms. The standard proportion for the Indian flag is 2:3 and it is available in nine sizes where the smallest size is 6”*4 inches and the biggest size is 21*14 feet. Once the flag is made, a particular method of folding is followed to keep it with respect. According to the reports, KKGSS has sold approximately 5 crore Indian national flags since 2002.
What Happens To The Rejected Flags?
The secretary of KKGSS Mr. Shivanand Says, “Our work is not easy. We have to follow the standards which are set by BIS. After the manufacturing, each of the flags undergoes inspection and if is not up to the mark, it got rejected.” If a flag gets rejected then it is dismissed in a proper way without disrespecting the national symbol.
The KKGSS workers are doing a great job, we salute their work. A happy Republic Day to all of you.
Also, check some lesser known facts about the Indian army.