MAHE shows the way, hoists tricolour on high flagpole

MAHE shows the way, hoists tricolour on high flagpole

MAHE shows the way, hoists tricolour on high flagpole

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, celebrated the 69th Republic Day by hoisting a new tricolour on a high flagpole. Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal hoisted the flag that will flutter 24x7 on the 125-feet high mast pole right in front of the University's administrative building.

MAHE is the first private university in the country to have the national flag flying on a flagpole as high as this. Two-years-ago, the Union HRD Ministry had made it mandatory for all Central Universities in the country to have similar flags on a flagpole of 207-feet. Giving details of the flag, Col Badri Narayan, Director (Purchase) said that it would be illuminated for visibility even at night. Four 400 W MH floodlights are mounted on to an octagonal to illuminate the flag pole from the ground to the top. The size of the flag is 20 feet x 30 feet. It will be hoisted and lowered with the help of a motor. The time taken to hoist the flag is approximately 5 minutes.
Director (Projects) Capt Belliappa added that the PU coated mast which is 125 feet in height was 650 mm in diameter at the base and tapered to 200 mm at the top. While MAHE Vice Chancellor Dr H Vinod Bhat delivered the Republic Day message, Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal inspected the guard of honour and took the salute at the smart march past by the constituent institutions, NCC, security and Asare. Manipal College of Nursing marched away with the first prize while Manipal School of Nursing came second and Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration took the third prize.

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