Paragraph on Our National Flag ~ Ofuran

Paragraph on Our National Flag

Our National Flag

The national flag of Bangladesh was adopted officially on January 17, 1972. It is based on a similar flag used during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The map was later deleted from the flag, most likely to simplify the design and to remove the difficulty rendering the map correctly on both sides of the flag. The national flag of Bangladesh is bottle green in colour and rectangular in size with the length to width ratio of 10:6. A red disc is on top of the green field, offset slightly toward the hoist so that it appears centred when the flag is flying. The red circle has a radius of one fifth of the length of the Bangladesh flag. The bottle green background colour stands for the greenery of Bangladesh with its vivacity and youthfulness, and secondarily, the traditional colour of Islam. On the other hand, the red disk represents the rising sun and the sacrifice of the citizens of Bangladesh made to obtain their independence. The civil ensign and naval ensign place the national flag in the canton of a red or white field, respectively. The original flag was designed by painter Quamrul Hassan. Prescribed sizes of the flag for buildings are 305cm X 183cm, 152cm X 91cm and 76cm X 46cm and for vehicles are 38cm X 23cm and 25cm X 15cm. On the 3 March 1971, the initial version of the flag was hoisted in Bangladesh for the first time at the Dhaka University. Our national flag is the emblem of our patriotism, sovereignty, independence and national identity.