Today is that day when the initial version of the national flag (adorned by Bangladesh map) of Bangladesh was hoisted for the first time in the Bot-tola at University of Dhaka
The first flag was designed by Student Leaders of Shawdhin Bangla Nucleus painter was Shib Narayan Das and was made from clothes donated by the owner of Apollo Tailors, Bazlur Rahman Lasker, of Dhaka’s New Market. As the Vice President of Dhaka University Students’ Union (DUCSU), student leader A. S. M. Abdur Rab, raised the flag. The flag was conceived so as to exclude the crescent and the star considered as symbols of West Pakistan. According to CIA World Fact Book, the green used in the flag represent the lushness of the green landscape of the country.
FIRST VERSION OF THE FLAG
CURRENT VERSION OF THE FLAG
CONSTRUCTION GUIDE FOR THE FLAG OF BANGLADESH according to Bangladeshi government specifications;
- The flag will be in bottle green and rectangular in size in the proportion of 10:6, with a red circle in near middle.
- The red circle will have a radius of one-fifth of the length of the flag. Its center will be placed on the intersecting point of the perpendicular drawn from the nine-twentieth part of the length of the flag, and the horizontal line drawn through the middle of its width.
- The green base of the flag will be of Procyon Brilliant Green H-2RS 50 parts per 1000. The red circular part will be of Procyon Brilliant Orange H-2RS 60 parts per 1000.
- Depending on the size of the building the flag sizes will be 10 ft × 6 ft (3.0 m × 1.8 m); 5 ft × 3 ft (1.52 m × 0.91 m); 2.5 ft × 1.5 ft (760 mm × 460 mm). The size of the flag for car is 12.5 in × 7.5 in (320 mm × 190 mm), and the size of the table flag for bilateral conferences is 10 in × 6 in (250 mm × 150 mm)
- Color Model: Pantone Green 342c, Pantone Red 485c | CMYK Green 100-0-70-40 (#01796F) CMYK Green 0-100-80-5 (#D9381E)