On the occasion of Army Day, on 15 January 22, the Indian Army unveiled a Monumental National Flag of size 225 feet by 150 feet at Jaisalmer Military Station.
This flag is a befitting tribute to the Indian heritage, as it is made of a hundred percent Khadi material. The hoisting of the flag also commemorates the 75th year of India’s Independence being celebrated as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
In an event organised under strict protocols, GOC of the Battle Axe Division unveiled the National Flag amidst select dignitaries who were amongst those present.
This National Flag, which is clearly visible from a distance of several kilometers, truly showcases the pride, aspirations, and spirit of nationalism of our citizens. The flag hoisting was followed by the national anthem and a military band display.
A whopping 4500 meters of hand-spun, hand-woven Khadi cotton bunting has been used in making the flag which covers a total area of 33, 750 square feet. The Ashok Chakra in the flag measures a diameter of 30 feet. It weighs approximately 1,400 kg.
Manufactured by Khadi Dyers and Printers, the flag is a “befitting tribute to the Indian heritage” as it is made of hundred percent Khadi material, the Army said in an official statement.
The hoisting of flag also commemorates the 75th year of India’s independence being celebrated as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
GOC 12 RAPID unveiled the national flag amidst select dignitaries, who were amongst those present.
The ‘Monumental National Flag’ has been prominently displayed and is clearly visible from a distance of several kilometers.
Army said that this monumental flag showcases the “pride and aspiration of people of our country with an aim to knit all citizens in support of glory and spirit of nationalism.”
The flag hoisting was followed by the national anthem and military band display. This initiative of the Army to inculcate patriotic fervor amongst citizens in the border region is being widely appreciated.
According to the Ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises, this is the fifth public display of the national flag since its unveiling in Leh on October 2, 2021. It was, later on, displayed at Hindon Airbase on the occasion of Air Force Day on October 8, 2021, and at the Red Fort on October 21, 2021, that marked the completion of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations in India. On December 4, 2021, the national flag was displayed at the Naval Dockyard near Gateway of India in Mumbai to celebrate Navy Day.
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