Last modified: 2016-06-29 by ian macdonald
Keywords: praja rajyam party |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors
image by Ivan Sache, 31 August 2008
The political party "Praja Rajyam" (People's Rule / People's Reign) was
founded on 26 August 2008 by the Telugu cinema actor Chiranjeevi (b. 1955, as
Konidela Siva Shankara Vara Prasad, awarded the titles of "Supreme Hero" and
"Megastar" ). The party is seen as a regional alternative to the Indian
National Congress (ruling) and Telugu Desam Party (opposition) in the state
of Andhra Pradesh.
During the founding meeting of the party attended by c. a million people, Chiranjeevi unveiled the party flag. The party website gives a chronological account of the meeting, including the unveiling of the flag:
The symbol is sun Just now the flag of Chiranjeevi Party is hoisted. The symbol is sun colored in red. The background color of flag is white. There is a streak of green symbolizing the farmers. The image of flag is something like this. There are some rays of sun in this flag.
Flag is inspired by nature Sun rise is our symbol. There are 24 rays to the sun in the flag which denotes that we spread the energy and light of sun throughout 24 hours. Red color of sun is symbol of change. White background is the mixture of vibgyor* which represents people from all castes. The green streak indicates farmers. The yellow line around sun represents the smile that we will bring on the faces of every citizen. Red, white and green represent Hindu, Christian and Muslims. Hence we are equally good for all the religions.
The party anthem being played.
After explaining about the party flag, Chiranjeevi played the anthem of Praja Rajyam party. It is accompanied by the cool visuals that support the agenda of Chiranjeevi and the concept of various ingredients embedded in the party flag."
* vibgyor is a mnemonic for the rainbow colours, from shortest to longest wavelength (violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red). The reverse order is given by the popular mnemonic Roy G. Biv.
There is a video capture of the hoisting of the flag:
Ivan Sache, 31 August 2008
There is a variant of that flag, with the name of
the party on green stripe, available at
Chrystian Kretowicz, 13 April 2009