Pingali Venkayya Birth Anniversary: Tributes Pour In For India's Flagman

 - Sakshi Post

India is remembering Pingali Venkayya on his birth anniversary. He was the one who designed the Indian National Flag. Tributes have been pouring in from all the corners for India's Flagman. Here are the tweets...

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Know About Pingali Venkayya:

Pingali Venkayya was born near Machilipatnam, present in Andhra Pradesh and he was a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He was also a linguist, geologist, and writer. In the year, 1913, Pingali Venkayya delivered a full-length speech in Japanese. He was also called as 'Japan Venkayya', 'Patti (cotton) Venkayya' and 'Jhanda Venkayya'.

Pingali Venkayya met Mahatma Gandhi in Africa and their association lasted for more than 50 years. He also published a book in 1916. Pingali Venkayya designed different flags between 1918 and 1921. Finally, the National Flag was approved by Mahatma Gandhi in a Congress meeting in Vijayawada in 1921. To commemorate him a postage stamp was issued in 2009 and in 2011.

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