The Republic of India has several official national symbols including a historic document, a flag, an emblem, an anthem, a memorial tower as well as several national heroes. All the symbols were picked up at various times. The design of the national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly just before independence, on July 22, 1947. There are also several other symbols including the national animal, bird, flower and tree.

Other symbols:

- Title Symbol Picture
Father of the Nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi MKGandhi.jpg
National flag Flag of India (Indian Tricolour) Flag of India.svg
National emblem National Emblem of India (Lion Capital of Asoka) Emblem of India.svg
National calendar Indian national calendar (Saka calendar)
National anthem Jana Gana Mana by Rabindranath Tagore
National song Vande Mataram by Bankim Chandra chatterjee
Vande Mataram Vocal.ogg
National flower Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) Nelumno nucifera open flower - botanic garden adelaide2.jpg
National fruit Mangifera indica (Mango) The Botanical Magazine. Mango.jpg
National river Ganges Sunset on the Ganga river, Allahabad.jpg
National tree Ficus bengalensis (Indian Banyan or Indian Fig Tree) Banyan botanical c1800-1830.jpg
National animal Panthera tigris (Tiger) Panthera tigris tigris.jpg
National aquatic animal (Gangetic Dolphin) GangeticDolphin.jpg
National bird Pavo cristatus (Indian Peafowl) Peacock with outspread plumes.JPG
National game Field hockey Indian-Hockey-Team-Berlin-1936.jpg


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