The Indian National flag symbolizes freedom of India and it holds great respect and honor in the mind and heart of every Indian and it is of high importance to all of us. It is important that we know everything about the Indian National flag and represent it in high regard. The national flag is hoisted on major national occasions and you may be required to give a speech on the national flag on one of these occasions. Speeches on the national flag are a good reference point for occasions like Republic Day, Independence Day, etc.

Long and Short Speech on National Flag in English

Speech 1

Good morning principal sir, teachers, and friends. I _______ from class _____ will speak today on National Flag.

The flag is also called Tiranga in Hindi. It is a symbol of free India. Tiranga has three colors – saffron, white and green. There is also an Ashoka Wheel at the center. The wheel is blue in color with 24 spokes.

We are proud to have the Tiranga as our flag. It looks very beautiful in the sun. Always raise the flag high. Never misuse the tiranga in any way. We respect our national flag and also love it.

Thank You! Happy Independence Day!

Speech 2

Good Morning Principal Sir, teachers and my dear friends. I am ______ from Class _____ section____. Today I am going to give a short speech on the national flag.

The National Flag of India is also called tricolor or tiranga. It was adopted on 22nd July 1947 by the Assembly. After freedom, it became our national flag.

Tiranga was based on Swaraj Flag. Swaraj flag was designed by a freedom fighter Pingali Venkayya. He was from Tamil Nadu. The Swaraj flag was first flown by Chacha Nehru.

The tricolor has seen many freedom fights. It had the respect and love of our freedom fighters. Tiranga was like a trophy to freedom fighters. They died to save Tiranga from British rule. We also must love and respect the flag.

It is the symbol of our freedom. It must always be held high. Raise it high and say. Jai Hind!!

Thank you! Happy Independence Day to all!!


Speech 3

Respected Principal, teachers, staff members, and my dear friends. I take this opportunity while we have gathered to celebrate Independence Day, to speak about the very symbol of this independence. Any guesses? Well, it’s obvious that I am talking about the national flag of India, or the tricolor or the tiranga as it is commonly called.

The tiranga not only signifies independence, but also the courage, unity, prosperity of the people as well as tranquility, fertility, and serenity of the motherland. It is an indication that we are free and united and always on guard against any external invasion.

It’s appropriate for me, at the moment to speak on the design and construction of the Tricolor. The constructional details and the design of the tricolor are governed by the Flag code of India. The national flag is made up of khadi cloth and is rectangular in shape.

The length to breadth ratio of the flag is 3:2. It must be divided equally into three horizontal stripes of saffron, white and green colors from top to bottom respectively. The white stripe has a 24 spokes Ashoka chakra in middle.

Before I conclude my speech, I want us all to pledge for maintaining the dignity of the national flag and to display it with due honor and respect in our premises. Thank You and Jai Hind!!


Speech 4

Greetings to all the respected guests, teachers, my schoolmates and members of the non-teaching staff. Today I have the privilege of speaking to you, on a very significant symbol of the country – the Indian National Flag or the tricolor, as it is called owing to the three colors it has.

Tricolor is a symbol of our freedom and represents our pride and honor. Beautifully fluttering tricolors over the buildings of government and non-government institutions indicate that India is a free nation with its own rule of law and where the feeling of patriotism and nationalism is predominant among the masses.

The tricolor is indeed a symbol of national pride, but also represents the essential qualities of its people and motherland. Saffron on top represents courage and sacrifice, white in the middle represents peace, and green stripe in the bottom is a symbol of prosperity and fertility. The 24 spokes blue Ashoka Chakra in the middle represents the eternal wheel of law.

All in all, the tricolor sums up all the characteristics of the motherland and its people in a rectangular piece of Khadi cloth.

I must mention here that until 2002, the display of national flag by private members of the public was prohibited by the law. Further, giving a decision on a petition filed by a private member of the public, the Supreme Court ordered the government of India to make the necessary Amendment in this regard. Consequently, the flag code of India was amended, effecting from 26th January 2002, allowing members of the public to display it in their houses and offices with stipulated rules and regulations. Thank You!!


Speech 5

Respected Teachers and Dear Students – Welcome to the 10th annual sports week of our school! I feel immense pleasure to inform you all that this time the sports week concludes on 22nd July, which is also Indian National Flag Day.

So, I would like to speak on the national flag today. India is our motherland and our National Flag holds great importance for each and every Indian. It is a matter of great honor for all of us to be a part of India and our national flag symbolizes unity since people of various religions live with harmony and peace here. Everyone knows that the Indian national flag is equally divided into 3 colors, i.e. Saffron, White, and Green, but did you know that Saffron color was included in the design to honor Hinduism and green color to respect Muslim religion.


Later white strip was included to honor all other religions since India is the land to people belonging to different religions, castes, and colors. In fact, the name ‘Tiranga’ has been given to our national flag since it has 3 colors’ stripes in it. The White stripe has a navy blue colored ‘Ashok Chakra’ that has 24 fairly divided spokes. The Saffron color also symbolizes selflessness and sacrifice; White color purity and truth and the Green color energy. The ‘Ashok Chakra’ in the center signifies the true victory of justice and honesty.

The national flag is not only the symbol of independent India but also signifies us as proud Indians. Our national flag also symbolizes unity, peace, pride, and freedom. On every national occasion, the national flag is hoisted by the government officers; however, civilians in India can also display the flags on occasions. Our national flag is not only hoisted in government offices, but also in schools, colleges, and all other educational establishments on the occasions of Independence Day, Republic Day and all other national functions.

While it feels immensely proud to see the national flag fluttering high on occasions such as Independence Day, Republic Day, etc.; it feels all the more proud to see the Indian national flag fluttering in foreign lands when various sportspersons make our country proud by winning international games such as Olympics, Commonwealth, ASIAN Games, etc.

It is not the only delight to see the sportsmen running across the field, holding the Indian national flag in their hands; it also makes us feel proud to be Indians. The sportsmen hold and kiss the flag proudly and bow down their heads in front of the flag; such importance has been given to the national flag. Almost all schools in India teach children at a very young age about the national flag, about how it came into being and how was it designed. The Indian national flag teaches all of us to live with harmony and peace; respect humanity and be united. It describes that truth always prevails and no matter how many hardships you undergo, honesty and truth always win in the end.

Dear students, you are the future of our country and I am seeing many emerging sports persons in you and I am hoping to see some of you carrying our national flag and running across foreign lands after being victorious in some international games. No matter how successful you become, be always grounded and respect our national flag.

Wish you all the very best and Thank You!


Speech 6

Dear Friends – Thank you for being a part of the occasion; I am going to speak on the national flag today!

Our country became independent on this very day. As we all know that India became independent after the struggle of numerous freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for freeing the nation. On 15th Aug 1947, India got independence from the British and just a few days before independence, our national flag was adopted, i.e. on 22nd July 1947. A meeting of the constituent assembly was held as a symbol of triumph and unity and so was our national flag designed accordingly.

Our national flag is the symbol of inspiration and courage for us and it reminds us of the sacrifices done by our respected freedom fighters. The national flag is highly honored by all the Indians and it is also the symbol of pride and self-respect. The time was very difficult when India was under the rule of British and attaining freedom was very difficult. Thus it required sacrifices and determination of several leaders and common men, women, and children to achieve freedom. Thus, it is the duty of every Indian to respect our national flag and never let it down by our acts and deeds in India and in foreign countries.

The length and width ratio of our national flag is 3:2. Our national flag, popularly called as the ‘Tricolor’ and ‘Tiranga Jhanda’ is equally divided in 3 colors horizontally, i.e. Saffron on the top, White in the middle and Green at the bottom. There is an Ashok Chakra in Navy Blue color with 24 spokes embedded in the middle White portion. All these colors and the Chakra and spokes contain their own significance. While Saffron symbolizes devotion & renunciation; white signifies peace & harmony and green indicates youth & energy. The Ashoka Chakra, also known as the Dharma Chakra, is influenced by the king Ashoka the Great and signifies peace & gallantry.

The Indian national flag is made from ‘Khadi’ fabric, specially spun with hand, inspired by the great Mahatma Gandhi. The flag is considered sacred and it is severely prohibited in India to hoist flag constructed of any other fabric than Khadi and the manufacturing procedures and designing stipulations are guided by the ‘Department/Bureau of Indian Standards’.

The display and use of the Indian national flag are guided and governed by the ‘Prevention of Improper Use Act, 1950’ and the ‘Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971’. Another practice called ‘Flag Code of India’ was also established in the year 2002 to administer all the practices, laws, instructions and conventions to honor and respect the national flag. While the design of the Indian national flag was first proposed by the Pingali Venkayya; it was first offered by the Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1921 to the INC (Indian National Congress). It is said that the colors saffron and green were adopted in the design to symbolize respect for the religions Hinduism and Islam; however, a white strip was later added in the center with a spinning wheel to mark honor to other religions too.

I thus appeal to every Indian that we must, irrespective of any caste, creed or religion, respect our national flag and feel proud to be Indians.