Our Passage Through India

The mystical country, full of intrigue, culture and jam-packed with history. Our class has been involved in a term study about India. We have stepped into the history of the Taj Mahal and its creator, learnt about a grief-stricken Prince and his much loved wife.

We followed the passage our staff members took on their recent adventure to Northern India – Mumbai, Goa and Agra to name a few stops on their passage through India.

Over the next few weeks children will add their thoughts, ideas, questions and facts learnt over this exciting term. Stay tuned!

India – Quotes from aound the World.

“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!”

– Albert Einstein (Theoretical Physicist, Germany)

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!”

– Mark Twain (Writer, America)

“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!”

– Romaine Rolland (French scholar)

The Indian flag was our first research topic. Questions that arose from our discussions; What do the colours mean? Who created the iNDIAN FLAG? and what is the significance of the eye?

Over the term we have found out the colours of the Indian flag are as follows:

This national flag was adopted in 1947, it is based on the flag of the Indian National Congress designed by Pingali Venkayya. The flag is a horizontal tricolour of “deep saffron” at the top, white in the middle, and green at the bottom. In the centre, there is a navy blue wheel with twenty-four spokes, known as the Ashoka Chakra, taken from the Lion Capital of Asoka erected atop Ashoka pillar at Sarnath. The diameter of this Chakra is three-fourths of the height of the white strip. The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is 2:3.[2] The flag is also the Indian Army’s war flag, hoisted daily on military installations.

The official flag specifications require that the flag be made only of khadi, a special type of hand-spun cloth made popular by Mahatma Gandhi. The display and use of the flag are strictly enforced by the Indian Flag Code.

What do you know about the colours & symbol on the Indian Flag? Please comment

4 responses

23 03 2009
ckaraka

Hey you guys! Just waiting for extra information about our amazing inquiry into ‘INDIA’.

Send pictures, fact knowledge you have learnt over the term so we can share with the world.

Email: Mrs Karaka at school.

23 03 2009
Sumayya

India is my country. So I already knew alot about the topic. I’d like to thank my Mum for coming in expecially to teach & answer questions about our topic, India. Our class really appreciated you coming. Thank you very much. You told us alot about our home town and it was very intersting. Mrs Karaka was really pleased with your visit and hopes you can help us in the future.

23 03 2009
Wendy

Some things I have learnt about India, a place in India is called Mumbai. That they have 16.4 million people in Mumbai and they have a famous gateway and they have an island called Elephanta. I send you more infomation later

24 03 2009
ckaraka

yes , we do thank your Mum for coming in. She was great & taught us alot about India.

Many thanks,

Mrs Karaka & Room 17

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