In the national flag of India the top band is of Saffron colour, indicating the strength and courage of the country. The white middle band, indicates peace and truth with Dharma Chakra. The last band is green in colour shows the fertility , growth and auspiciousness of the land.
Indian children dressed in colours take part in full dress rehearsals for Independence Day celebrations in front of the Red Fort in New Delhi,
This Indian elephant is part of the Elephant Festival, which takes place in the spring. Elephants are painted and decorated with accessories and ornaments.