60X90 mammoth flag, the largest in the country was hoisted by Naveen Jindal, MP and President, Flag Foundation of India.Hoisting of Delhi’s highest Monumental flagpole done as part of Flag Foundation of India’s initiative to inspire Indians to take pride in displaying the Tiranga and instill sense of nationalism and patriotism among the citizens of the country
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NEW DELHI: Naveen Jindal, Chairman of JSPL Group, Member of Parliament and President of the Flag Foundation of India, hoisted the largest flag in the country and highest flagpole in Delhi, measuring 207 ft. in height, at Central Park in Connaught Place on March 7, 2014.
The monumental flag measures 60 ft. in width and 90 ft. in length and weighs 35 kg.
The hoisting of mammoth sized flag at Central Park is part of Flag Foundation of India’s initiative to inspire Indians to take pride in displaying the National Flag and instil sense of nationalism and patriotism among the citizens of the country.
Speaking after the hoisting, Naveen Jindal, Member of Parliament & President of the Flag Foundation of India said, “The Tiranga enshrines the very soul of our Republic and Constitution, and is evocative of the tireless struggle of lakhs of people who sacrificed their lives for the country’s freedom. Thus, it has been a constant endeavour of Flag Foundation of India to inspire young Indians to take pride in displaying the Tricolour. It is for the younger generation of today to keep the flag flying high, keeping in mind the principles the flag stands for. I am very happy that Delhi has got its first monumental flag today and this is the 12th amongst the 207 ft. monumental flag in the country.”
“Connaught Place is an iconic area in the Capital and the Central Park its landmark. Aesthetically landscaped and designed, the Central Park was our obvious choice to hoist Delhi’s tallest flagpole as it will add colour to the skyline of CP. At a height of 207 ft., it will be visible from afar and make you feel proud of being an Indian. A visit to the Capital is incomplete for any tourist without visiting Connaught Place and the monumental flag will become a future tourist attraction.”
The monumental flag is made of knitted polyster fabric called ‘Deneir Polyester’ manufactured in Mumbai by the ‘Flag Shop’. The Chakra of the flag has been painted by using specialized printing process.
The concept of monumental flagpoles in India was conceived and introduced by the founder of the Flag Foundation, Naveen Jindal, in 2009.
The first monumental flagpole measuring 207 ft. in height was installed at Kaithal, Haryana. Ever since, the Foundation has installed such flagpoles at 12 places in the country.
This comes after a policy decision by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 23rd December 2009, which allowed the National Flag.