The Southern Command unveiled the flag of size 225 feet by 150 feet at Jaisalmer Military Station. A whopping 4500 meters of hand-spun, hand-woven Khadi cotton bunting has been used in making the flag which covers a total area of 33, 750 square feet.
The Ashoka Chakra in the flag measures 30 feet in diameter. It weighs about 1,400 kilograms. Produced by khadi dyers and printers, the flag is a “fitting tribute to Indian heritage” as it is made of 100 per cent khadi material, the army said in an official statement.
Flag hoisting is also celebrated as ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. GOC 12 RAPID unveiled the national flag among selected dignitaries who were present.
The ‘monumental national flag’ is mainly displayed and is clearly visible from a distance of a few kilometers. The army said the commemorative flag “symbolizes the pride and aspirations of the people of our country and aims to woo all citizens in support of the spirit of pride and nationalism.”
The flag salute was followed by a performance of the national anthem and a military band. The Army’s initiative to inculcate a sense of patriotism in the people of the border area is being widely appreciated.
This is the fifth public display of the national flag since its unveiling in Leh on October 2, 2021, according to the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. It was later displayed at Hindon Airbase on the occasion of Air Force Day. On October 8, 2021 and on October 21, 2021 at the Red Fort, which completed 100 million Kovid-19 vaccinations in India.
On December 4, 2021, the National Flag was displayed at the Naval Dockyard near the Gateway of India in Mumbai to celebrate Navy Day.