World's largest Khadi national flag unveiled in Leh on the occasion of ‘Gandhi Jayanti’

World's largest Khadi national flag unveiled in Leh on the occasion of ‘Gandhi Jayanti’

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Category : National Published on: October 04 2021

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·       The tricolor of 1,000 kg of hand-woven khadi was hoisted atop a high mountain in front of the Leh Valley to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and the 75th anniversary of India's independence.

·       The flag that was hoisted is the largest ever hand-woven cotton khadi flag ever manufactured in India and measures 225 feet x 150 feet and weighs 1000 kg.

·       The flag is made by Khadi Diors and Printers based in Mumbai which is affiliated to Khadi Village and Industries Commission.

·       The Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Vikas Battalion personnel besides ex-servicemen, Veer Nari, NCC cadets, and school children were present on the occasion.

Important Facts

About National Flag

v Designed by: Pingali Venkayya(1921)

v Hoisted National Flag First: Bhikaji Cama(First version of Flag,1907)

v Tricolour Flag adopted: 22 July 1947

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