The monumental national flag, which is the world’s largest national flag made of Khadi fabric, will be displayed to the general public along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jaisalmer to celebrate “Army Day” on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
The flag will be displayed in Longewala, which was the center of the historic battle between India and Pakistan in 1971. This will be the fifth public display of the flag.
“The monumental national flag, which is the largest national flag in the world made of Khadi fabric, will be displayed to the general public along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jaisalmer to celebrate ‘Army Day’ on Saturday,” the official said. ministry in a statement. .
The monumental national flag measures 225 feet long, 150 feet wide and weighs (approximately) 1400 KG. It took 70 Khadi artisans 49 days to prepare this flag. The making of the monumental national flag created nearly 3,500 additional hours of work for Khadi craftsmen and allied workers.
A whopping 4,500 meters of hand-spun and hand-woven Khadi cotton streamers were used to make the flag which covers a total area of 33,750 square feet. The Ashok Chakra in the flag is 30 feet in diameter.
According to the ministry, this will be the 5th public presentation of the national flag since its unveiling in Leh on October 2, 2021. It was later displayed at Hindon Air Base on the occasion of the Army Day of the air on October 8, 2021 and at Red Fort on October 21, 2021, which marked the completion of 100 crores of Covid vaccinations in India.
On December 4, 2021, the monumental national flag was displayed at the shipyard near India Gate in Mumbai to celebrate Navy Day.
The monumental national flag, which symbolizes the collective spirit of Indianness and the heritage craftsmanship of Khadi, was conceptualized and prepared by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the 75th anniversary of independence.
KVIC donated the flag to the defense forces for displaying it in prominent places on historic occasions.
*With contributions from agencies
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