Why is the Tricolour the way it is?

On the 22nd of July, 1947, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru presented the resolution of a national flag.

The entire Constituent Assembly applauded the flag unanimously.

What do Kesari, White and Dark Green colour signify along with the Chakra.

Dr. S. Radhkrishnan has very beautifully explained our National Flag.

White colour band in the centre stands for the “path of light”, the “light of truth” and of “transparent simplicity”.

The chakra or the Ashoka’s wheel stands for the “wheel of Law”, the “wheel of Dharma”.

Band of Bhagwa colour, which according to him represent the spirit of renunciation.

The green band is in regard to our relation with our soil and plant life. 

"We must be guided by truth (white), practice virtue (wheel), adopt the method of self-control and renunciation (saffron)."

Our Tricolour gives us the teaching that: