On Gandhi Jayanti, netizens shared a video of the deployment of the world’s largest national flag in Khadi in Leh. Anand Mahindra also could not restrain himself but expressed his feeling to see 150 soldiers of the Indian Army Engineer Regiment carrying the national flag on their shoulders and laying it on the rugged terrain. Mahindra said he got goosebumps witnessing such a moment.
Sharing the byte covered by ANI, Mahindra, in the caption, wrote: “Forgive me for rushing into something purely symbolic, but I couldn’t help but get goosebumps seeing that. The message is less symbolic – Don’t mess with us.
Forgive me for rushing into something purely symbolic, but I couldn’t help but get goosebumps seeing this. The message is less symbolic: Don’t mess with us … https://t.co/qBEn3z03so– anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) October 2, 2021
Mahindra, through the legend, also underscored the message that India is not a nation to be played with. Social media users shared their feelings and expressed how they too got goosebumps and a burst of pride upon seeing the gigantic flag.
One user wrote: “Absolutely, sir. This is the new India. Another wrote: “This is a very proud moment for India. I salute the gesture which commemorates the memories of Bapu. The thread was filled with patriotic slogans like “Jai Hind” and “Jai Javan, Jai Kisan”.
Absolutely sir. This is New India. Ye ladega bhi aur jitega bhi – CA Arun Mantri 🇮🇳 (@ArunMantriCA) October 2, 2021
It is a moment of great pride for 🇮🇳 that on Gandhi ji’s Jayanti, the greatest Khadi Tiranga in the world is unveiled in Leh, Ladakh. I salute this gesture which commemorates the memory of Bapu, promotes Indian artisans and also honors the nation.
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!
– Manoj K Jha alias Manu 😷 (@manojgjha) October 3, 2021
Was very necessary; Feeling of pride !! JAI HINDUSTAN !!! – Rajendra Dattajirao Ghorpade (@ RajendraDattaj4) October 3, 2021
Sir fully agree. Its high resolution of 130 crore of Indians. Jai Hind 🙏 – Pradeep (@ psparmar16) October 2, 2021
The Indian flag, hoisted on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, was displayed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Radha Krishna Mathur. The 225-foot flag was manufactured by Khadi Dyers and Printers, a Mumbai-based factory affiliated with the Khadi Village and Industries Commission.