Monumental national flag hoisted in Capital
Union Minister of Steel, Birender Singh hoisted a mammoth National Flag ( 30X45) on a 105 feet monumental flagpole at the National Bal Bhawan campus in the Capital. The ceremony took place in the august presence of Naveen Jindal President, Flag Foundation of India and Member of Parliament and Shallu Jindal, Chairperson National Bal Bhawan.
The 105 feet flag is the first monumental flag for NBB campus and the 70th Monumental Flag by Flag Foundation of India (FFOI) in India.
Speaking at the occasion, Union Minister Birender Singh said, "The freedom we are enjoying today is because of the sacrifices made by our forefathers. The flag which we hoist today is because of struggle made by Flag foundation of India President Naveen Jindal."
"Today let's take some time and recall the past where everyone fought for the independence we are enjoying today," he added.
Various performances from the children were knit in together as a non-stop event and a notable audience attended the event. The cultural performances highlighted the unity, diversity and rich heritage of India. Patriotism was the common thread of these performances.
Praising the efforts of the Bal Bhavan, the Union Minister said, "The cultural presentation of children on patriotic song and music was amazing. I congratulate you and the teachers who inspired you."
The mammoth flag weighing 15 kg is made of the knitted polyester fabric called 'Denier Polyester'. The Chakra of the flag is printed by using a specialised printing process.
FFOI has so far installed 70 monumental flagpoles in India, which is the highest number in the world for a country.
Besides India, there are 13 more countries, which have got such monumental flagpoles. Mammoth sized National Flag on such lofty height is known as 'Monumental Flag', which is not lowered at the sunset and are adequately illuminated during the night.
The concept of Monumental flagpoles in India was conceived by Naveen Jindal in 2009 and the first monumental flagpole measuring 207 ft. in height was installed at Kaithal, Haryana followed by commissioning in other cities such as Kurukshetra, Hisar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kota, Raigarh, Raipur, Angul, New Delhi etc.
The hoisting of monumental flags is part of Flag Foundation of India's sustained endeavour to inspire young Indians to take pride in displaying the National Flag and instill a sense of patriotism among the