Largest-ever tricolour to be hoisted in Indore on R-Day

January 25th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Indore, Jan 25 (IANS) Republic Day celebration in this Madhya Pradesh town will be unique with a massive 21 feet by 14 feet national flag being hoisted by a local group Monday.The ‘Jhanda Uncha Rahe Hamara’ campaigners claim that the flag is the largest tricolor to be hoisted in the history of independent India.

“The flag measuring 21 feet long and 14 feet wide will be hoisted on the top of a 60 feet tall pole at the Regal Talkies square this Republic Day,” said Prakash Rathore, convenor of the Jhanda Uncha Rahe Hamara campaign.

Claiming that such a large flag has never been hoisted anywhere in the country so far, Rathore said the pole is being specially fixed at the square.

It took 15 days to make the flag.

“The campaign members took the decision keeping in mind that the country has carved a niche in the fields of science, arts, industries, trade and commerce. The country has also followed principles of healthy democracy since independence,” Rathore said.

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