For over centuries, we have been fighting over religious boundaries, political boundaries, geographical boundaries, lingual boundaries and what not! Today, although, we are being represented as one. The design of the International flag of Earth, officially proposed by the Swedish artist Oscar Pernefeldt recently, in May 2015, holds our unity as earthlings and the importance of water in high regard. This flag was designed for space missions and would serve as a reminder to all of us that it’s time we stop quarrelling amongst ourselves and channelize our energy into making peace as well as into developing for good.
The designing of this flag has been explained in this video, which surely will hypnotize you, exactly like it did to me.
The details of the flag design can also be found on the Wikipedia page at
The seven circles in the flag represent how all of us are interlinked in one way or another. The bright blue background has been carefully chosen to not fuse with the white spacesuits or with the black background of outer space. It also is, the colour of planet Earth, rightly called The Blue Planet.
This flag means a lot to all of us. It is a vision of the homosapiens existing as one, irrespective of our caste, creed, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, language, profession and any other parameter that we use to judge people.
I am not the place that I live in. I am not the language that I speak. I am not the colour of my skin. I am no different than you. Together, we are one. You, me and all of us; we are one. We belong to Mother Earth!