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The Bharatiya (Indian) flag is in tri-color; deep saffron at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportions. It is called as Tiranga (tri-color). Each color has its own significance. Saffron color stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation. White color stands for truth, purity where as green color stands for peace and prosperity. The Ashoka Chakra (wheel) represents the Laws of Dharma (righteousness).

Time For the activity: 15-20 min

Things needed: White sheet of construction paper, Markers or Crayons, Wood stick, Glue

How to make:

Step 1: Purchase a white sheet of construction paper from any craft store. Cut it out in to a shape of horizantal rectangle.

Step 2: Make three equal portions of the rectangle you made by drawing two horizontal lines. Using markers or crayons, color each portion of the rectangle; top portion with saffron color, middle portion with white color and bottom portion with Green color.

Step 3: Draw a spinning wheel in the middle of the flag as shown in the picture.

Step 4: Purchase small wood stick (similar to pipe-cleaners but little wider and longer) from a craft store. Glue that stick to the left back side of the flag as shown in the picture. Spare some portion of the stick from the bottom so that you can hold it.

Your Tiranga is ready.

Activity courtesy Smitarani Gadre / Kannan

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