High on Glory - World's largest Khadi National Flag unfurled in Leh - Authindia

High on Glory – World’s largest Khadi National Flag unfurled in Leh

The gigantic tricolor, made by khadi artisans in Mumbai was hoisted on the hill overlooking Leh valley on Gandhi Jayanti in an event organised by Army’s Fire and Fury Corps.

Celebrating 152nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, the ceremony was a tribute to a legend who moved the conscience of masses.

According to army, “flag is the largest hand woven and hand spun cotton Khadi Flag ever manufactured in India, measuring 225 ft by 150 ft and weighing 1,000 kg, the Sura-Soi Engineer Regiment was delegated the daunting task of bringing national flag from Mumbai to Leh and then installing it at the high mountains.”

The flag is made by Khadi Dyers and Printers based in Mumbai which is affiliated to Khadi Village and Industries Commission.”

LG of Ladakh, R.K. Mathur did the honour of unfurling the tricolor in presence of General M.M. Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff and Lieutenant General Y.K. Joshi, GOC-in-C Northern Command, Lieutenant General PGKA Menon, GOC, Fire and Fury Corps and senior military officers  who attended the event.
 
“The ceremony included a series of events to mark the momentous occasion. The event commenced with the Brass Band of Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre alongwith students of Ladakh Ignited Minds, performing the National Anthem when the flag was unveiled,” army said.
 
The event was concluded with a enthralling spectacle of flower petals shower done by advanced Light Helicopters of the Army Aviation Squadron.

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