In the center, the white stripe has a navy blue wheel with 24 spokes called the Ashoka Chakra. Our national flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya with a significance attached to the colours and the wheel, which seems to be forgotten in the wrist bands and badges.
Our national flag is made of khadi or silk that passes through the manufacturing process and specifications laid out by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The Indian flag has a ratio of two by three and all three stripes of the flag should be equal in width and length.
The significance of the colours of our national flag is described in terms of the values and qualities they stand for. The saffron colour denotes sacrifice, dedication to assigned duty and renunciation. The white colour in the center denotes the values of peace and purity to guide our conduct. The green stands for prosperity through respect for plant life and mother earth on which all other life depends.
The "Ashoka Chakra" in the center of the white stripe is the wheel denotes motion, dynamism and transformation through peaceful means. There is need to emphasize the values the colours of our national flag stands for rather than the style statement for patriotism through tricolour wristbands.
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