Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will soon have the tallest national flagpost in the country to be installed by Delhi-based Flag Foundation of India in the state
The national flag made in a special fabric will fly
24-hours throughout the year at top of the 206 feet tall
flagpost, which would have a decorated crest, Flag Foundation
India CEO, Commander (Ret) KV Singh and Shashi Tharoor, MP,
told reporters today.
Singh said necessary permission from the Union Home
Ministry and state government had been obtained for installing
the flagpost made of steel and weighing 12.5 tonnes at the
The main objective behind installing such a flagpost was
to create awareness about the national flag. The plan was to
install the flagpost during Onam Festival in September, he
The flag itself would be of 48 feet width and 72 feet
length and weigh about 27 kg, Singh said.
The Foundation, headed by industrialist Naveen Jindal,
plans to have flagposts in other parts of the country also,
Singh said, adding, on completion of work, the District
Tourism Promotion Council would look after it.
The flagpost would be an added tourist attraction in the
city, Tharoor said.