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The world’s largest national flag was displayed by Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard overlooking the iconic Gateway to India.

Strong points

  • Western Naval Command exhibited the world’s largest national flag hanging over the Gateway of India
  • Navy Day celebrations traditionally witnessed parades through various port towns
  • The idea behind the Navy Day celebration was to build awareness and public awareness of the Navy

Western Naval Command on Saturday displayed the world’s largest national flag in a stunning view overlooking the Gateway of India in Mumbai.

Weighing 1400 kg, the flag is made in Khadi by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission. “On Navy Day, the Indian Navy once again dedicates itself to serving the nation and renews its commitment and commitment to protect and promote national interests and to serve the Indian people through this small but compelling gesture of exposing the monumental national flag, ”the Indian Navy wrote on Twitter.

Sharing facts on the occasion, the Indian Navy said: “On Navy Day in India, the Navy said it was first celebrated on October 21, 1944 by the Royal Indian Navy, which coincided with the Royal Navy’s Trafalgar Day.In due time and until 1972, the Navy Day was celebrated on December 15, and the week in which December 15 fell was observed as the Week of the Marine.”

The idea behind the celebration of Navy Day was to build awareness and educate the general public about the Navy.

Navy Day celebrations traditionally witnessed parades in various port towns as well as the organization of public meetings at inland naval establishments.

In 1972, old traditions gave way to new reasons to celebrate this day. At the Conference of Senior Naval Officers in May 1972, it was decided to celebrate Navy Day on December 04 to commemorate the actions of the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, and the week of the navy which will be observed from 1 to 7 December.

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