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The flag: For being the country's most powerful symbol

'For Indians, the flag is life'

August 13, 2008

A P J Abdul Kalam, the former President, on what the tri-colour means to him.

For Indians the flag is life. It's life. The national life. It should generate enthusiasm, should generate integrity. It generates love for the nation.

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Video: Rajesh Karkera. Photograph: Pedra Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images

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