Prez unfurls tallest national tricolour in Haryana

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 21:55

Kurukshetra: President Pratibha Patil
on Wednesday unfurled a national flag being touted as the tallest in
the country at famous holy Brahamsarovar area of Kurukshetra.

Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia and Chief Minister
Bhupinder Singh Hooda were also present at the occasion.

This event was organised by the Flag Foundation of
India. Mounted on a 207 feet tall pole, the flag is 90 feet in
length and 60 feet in width.

The unfurling ceremony concluded with singing of the
National Anthem.

Significantly, the Foundation has earlier arranged
for such ceremonies at nine other places in the country where
also the national flag has been mounted on 207 feet high
poles.

In Haryana, the national flag mounted on 207 feet tall
poles is already flying high at Kaithal, Ladwa, Hisar and
Sonipat. Besides this, such flags are at Jaipur, Bangalore,
Angul and Vijaynagar.

The Foundation has also got the flags unfurled on 100
feet tall poles at 19 other places.

While welcoming the President of India on this occasion,
the President of Flag Foundation of India and Congress MP from
Kurukshetra, Naveen Jindal said that the purpose of such
ceremonies was to make people aware of the importance of the
National Flag and to inspire them to respect the flag.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 21:55

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