WATCH: World’s largest khadi National Flag unveiled in Leh
A 1,000 kg handwoven khadi tricolour, the largest in the country, was unfurled atop a high mountain overlooking the Leh valley on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 152nd birth anniversary
A 1,000 kg handwoven khadi tricolour, the largest in the country, was unfurled atop a high mountain overlooking the Leh valley on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 152nd birth anniversary. The flag was inaugurated by Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur. The national flag of Khadi is 225 feet long and 150 feet wide. The Tiranga weighs one thousand kilos. It was made by the 57 Engineer Regiment of the Indian Army.
The grand ceremony was held to celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi along with ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'', commemorating the 75th anniversary of India''s Independence, the defence spokesman said.
He said the flag which was unfurled is the largest handwoven and handspun cotton Khadi flag ever manufactured in India
Advanced light helicopters of the Army Aviation Squadron carried out a fly past and showered flower petals over the tricolour, followed by students of the Lamdon Model School singing a patriotic song symbolising the spirit of nationalism.
The flag is made by Khadi Dyers and Printers based in Mumbai which is affiliated to the Khadi Village and Industries Commission.
The Sura-Soi Engineer Regiment was entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the national flag from Mumbai to Leh and also with the task of installing it at the top of the high mountains for the unveiling ceremony.