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1 The Indian National Flag TIRANGA Designed by Ingali Venkayya

2 Nursing With A Difference What is the relevance of the National Flag and Pledge of India to Nurses and Nursing in 2015? Is there any relationship between the National Symbols and the current high levels of Depression, Burnout and Suicide?

3 The Indian National Flag Symbolises national pride Is one of the most respectable national symbols. The late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called it “A flag not only of freedom for ourselves, but a symbol of freedom to all peoples.”

4 What is Freedom? Freedom is the ability to choose - Free moral agency of man > Fragrance in/of life. Opposite is fraud something designed to deceive. Let the symbolism of the Flag speak to us…

5 SYMBOLISM “Bhagwa or the saffron colour denotes renunciation of disinterestedness. Our leaders must be indifferent to material gains and dedicate themselves to their work. The white in the centre is light, the path of truth to guide our conduct. The green shows our relation to (the) soil, and our relation to plant life here, on which all other life depends. The “Ashoka Chakra” in the centre of white is the wheel of the law of dharma. Truth or satya, dharma or virtue, ought to be the controlling principle of those who work under this flag. Again the wheel denotes moti. There is death in stagnation. There is life in movement. India should no more resist change, it must move and go forward. The wheel represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.”

6 Some Interesting Facts The Indian flag was hoisted on the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest on 29 May 1953. Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama was the first person to hoist Indian flag on foreign soil on 22 August 1907 in Stuttgrat, Germany. The Indian National Flag flew to space in 1984 when Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma went to the space. The flag was attached as a medallion on the space suit of Rakesh Sharma. The National Flag hoisted at Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi is one of the largest in India. It is 90 feet in length, 60 feet in width and is hoisted on a flagpole of 207 feet. India holds a world record of forming the largest human flag which was formed by 50,000 volunteers in Chennai in December 2014.

7 The National Pledge India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters. I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage. I shall always strive to be worthy of it. I shall give respect to my parents, teachers and all elders and treat everyone with courtesy. To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion. In their well-being and prosperity alone lies my happiness.

8 The National Pledge & Nurses What is a Pledge? Is there a link between the Nurse’s Pledge? Is our National Pledge honored by Nurses? How could our National Pledge help us get the victory over depression, burnout and suicide? Consider the 5 Elements & Symbolism of the flag from a personal and professional perspective.

9 God created men and women with the ability and freedom to choose Then He created the Government “To execute true justice and show mercy and compassion everyone to his brother.” Then He sent His Son, Jesus Christ as the ‘Way, the Truth and the Light’, to enable us to choose with wisdom the Path of Peace in a magnificent country and world, that was being destroyed by SIN = DECEPTION in all its forms.

10 Nursing With A Difference Has chosen to thank God for the 1.Gift of freedom He has given each Nurse and the confirmation of this by the Govt. of India. 2.Freedom to ask Him to teach us how to use this wonderful gift to manage, overcome and prevent depression, burnout and suicide. 3.Government of India first and then for each Nation. 4.Freedom to ask for His mercy and guidance for the President, Prime Minister and Lok Sab… National and State Leaders.

11 Flag of India, New Delhi

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