Tricolour flies high in the City

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Tricolour flies high in the City

It was a proud moment for Delhi and its citizens when the Flag Foundation of India hoisted the largest national flag, measuring 60x90 feet, atop a 207-foot-tall pole at Central Park in Connaught Place.

The initiative has been taken to inspire Indians to take pride in displaying the tricolour and instill a sense of nationalism among the citizens of the City and indeed the country.

The mammoth flag was hoisted in the presence of Member of Parliament and president of Flag Foundation of India, Naveen Jindal.

Speaking on the occasion, the parliamentarian said, “The Tiranga enshrines the very soul of our Republic and Constitution.

It is evocative of the tireless struggle of lakhs of people who sacrificed their lives for the country’s freedom. It is for the younger generation of today to keep the flag flying high, keeping in mind the principles of the flag, Connaught Place was the obvious choice as it is an iconic area of the Capital.”

At a height of 207 feet, the tricolour will be visible from afar and will make people feel proud of being an Indian.

A visit to the Capital is incomplete for any tourist without visiting Connaught Place and the monumental flag will become a future tourist attraction. 

The flag has been manufa­ctured with polyster fabric called ‘deneir polyester’ manufactured in Mumbai by the Flag Shop and the chakra of the flag has been printed by using a specialised process.

Notably, the Flag Foundation has installed similar flagpoles at 12 places in the country.

The flags are not lowered even at sunset as they are adequately illuminated. This came about after a policy decision by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 23 December 2009, which allowed the National Flag to fly day and night on a pole of a height of 100 ft. and above, and with proper illumination.

Normally, flags are hoisted on small poles of 20 ft. which go unnoticed. However, in the case of monumental flagpoles, they are on a pole of more than 100 ft in height and hence they cannot be overlooked or go unnoticed.

It is the sheer size and gigantic dimension that makes them monumental, invoking a sense of nationalism and deep pride among citizens.

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