Naveen Jindal unfurls MP's first monumental flag



Bhopal: Member of Parliament Naveen Jindal on Wednesday unfurled Madhya Pradesh's first monumental flag (large size tricolour) that also flies during night, at Neori hill here as part of celebrations organised to mark the 21st raising day of Army's Sudarshan Chakra Corps here.

The 20x30 ft monumental flag donated by industrialist and Flag Foundation of India (FFI) President Jindal, was put up on the 100 ft mast.

With this, the number of monumental flags flying at 100 ft has gone upto to 20 in the country.

In his address, Jindal recalled that he fought a long battle after which every citizen got the right to hoist the national flag at their private places.

He said that his legal battle started after the flag hoisted by him at his factory premises in Raigarh (now in Chhattisgarh) was brought down by the government officials in 1994.

Six flagpoles of 206 ft each have been installed by the FFI in the country so far. Five of them were installed in Haryana while one was in Orissa.

PTI