India located in the southern part of Asia and Korea is in the easternmost part of the Asian continent. It not shares the same continent but also an Independence day. There is an interesting historic relation of the Kim family of south Korea with India. An Indian princess of Ayodhya named Suriratna also known as Heo Hwang married to Korean king Kim Suro more than 2000 years ago. This proves in terms of the cultural aspect both countries have some similarities.
After many years of hardship, India became independent on 15th August 1947, It was a big day for every Indian who had sacrificed their blood and sweat to achieve this freedom from the British. Our freedom fighters like Gandhiji, Bhagat Singh, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Subhash Chandra the list goes on, each & everyone has played an immense role to free India from brutally ruled by British East India company.
The Indian flag proposal set by Gandhiji & India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The design and color of the flag were decided in the meeting on 22 July 1947 by congress members with (Chacha) Nehru. The motto of the proportion was equality. It should be divided in horizontal depicting three things strength, peace & growth of the nation. Which is saffron indicating courage of the country, the white middle band indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The last band is green color shows the fertility, growth, and auspiciousness of the land. The national anthem of India is Jana Gana Mana. Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the national flag at Red Fort in Delhi on 15th august eve of Independence day.
South Korea was ruled by the Japanese colony in the 20th century. It was the worst phase for Koreans. Japan had ruled over Korean people mercilessly they forced the people for many malpractices. The day when Korea finally threw off its Japanese rulers is Korean Independence Day on 15th august 1948. It is also known as VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) the day when the Japanese announced their surrender. The Republic of Korea officially established. The day is known as (gwangbokjeol) which means “Restoration of Light Day”
Park Yeong Hyeo designed the South Korea flag on August 22 1882 in Japan. The color of the flag depicts peace and purity. The circle in the center represents balance in the universe. The red half represents positive cosmic forces, and the blue half represents the opposing negative cosmic forces. The broken and unbroken bars represent four elements earth, heaven, water & fire. Park Yeong is the first person to host the flag in Japan.