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Indian Army unveils a huge Monumental National Flag at Jaisalmer Military Station

26 March 2022: Indian Army unveiled a Monumental National Flag of size 225 feet x 150 feet at Jaisalmer Military Station on the occasion of Army Day. The flag is a tribute to the Indian heritage, as it is made of hundred percent Khadi material. The hoisting of flag also commemorates the 75th year of India’s Independence being celebrated as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The Monumental National Flag weighs (approx.) 1,400 Kgs. It took 49 days for 70 Khadi artisans to prepare this flag. Making of the Monumental National Flag has created nearly 3,500 man hours of additional work for Khadi artisans and allied workers. A whopping 4,500 meters of hand-spun, hand-woven Khadi cotton bunting has been used in making the flag which covers the total area of 33,750 square feet. The Ashok Chakra in the flag measures a diameter of 30 feet.

The Flag, said to be the world’s largest national flag was put to a grand public display along the India – Pakistan Border in Jaisalmer, at Longewala which was the center stage of the historic battle between India and Pakistan in 1971.

This was the 5th public display of the National Flag since its unveiling in Leh on 2nd October 2021. It was, later on, displayed at Hindon Airbase on the occasion of Air Force Day on 8th October 2021 and at the Red Fort on 21st October 2021, that marked the completion of 100 crore Covid vaccinations in India. On 4th December 2021, the Monumental National Flag was displayed at the Naval Dockyard near Gateway of India in Mumbai to celebrate Navy Day.

The Monumental National Flag, which symbolizes the collective spirit of Indian-ness and the heritage artisanal craft of Khadi, has been conceptualized and prepared by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). KVIC has handed over the flag to the Defence forces for displaying the same at prominent places on historic occasions.

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