The peacock has been designated as the national bird of India. Mango is our national fruit found in over 100 varieties of mangoes and is also called the king of fruits.
Our national river Ganga is revered as the most sacred river on earth and the national tree banyan considered immortal as per legends of India. Gangetic Dolphin is our national aquatic animal that survives in pure and fresh water.
The design of the national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly just before independence, on July 22, 1947. On the other hand, the National Emblem of India, the Lion Capital of Asoka, was adopted on 26 January 1950, the day that India became a republic.
Our National Emblem also consists the motto of India - "Satyameva Jayate" - which means "Truth Alone Triumphs".
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