Hooda hoists highest national flag in NCR

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday hoisted the national flag at a 101 feet high pole, claimed to be the highest in the National Capital Region (NCR), at Leisure Valley Park in Gurgaon.

"The water proof flag installed by Flag Foundation of India (FFI) at the cost of Rs 4.5 lakh is larger in size than the flags put up at Rastrapati Bhawan, Parliament Street and even at the Red Fort, an official spokesman claimed here.

The 101 ft pole, weighs 1.5 tonne and its circumference at the base is 430 cm while at the top it is 110 cm.

MP Navin Jindal, who is also the founder president of FFI, said efforts were going on to fly national flag at a height of 73 meter in Delhi before the Commonwealth Games.