Faridabad, 4 March 2015: Today President of Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah unveiled world’s largest and tallest Indian flag on the occasion of National Defence Day. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Member of parliament Krishan Pal Gurjar and Maha Vir Chakra awardee Kuldip Singh Chandpuri were also present at the occasion.
The mighty flag measures 96 feet in length and 64 feet in width. The weight of the flag is 48kg. The pole of the flag measures 250 feet. Rs. 1.50 lakh is the price of flag cloth and Rs. 1.50 crore were spent on the establishment. Strikingly, the flag is 12 feet higher than Qutb Minar whose height is 237.8 feet.
On the occasion Amit Shah after cheering “Bharat Mata ki Jai” said, “I believe Haryana state is a appropriate location for this tallest tiranga because its a land of heroes. From Mahabharat times to present, all the wars which changed the fortune of India has taken place in Haryana. Even today from every third house of Haryana has one soldier in Indian army.” He closed his speech with Vande Mataram.
After thanking for invite, Ranbir Kapoor said, “Today is a moment of proud and pride for every Indian. I want to thank all eminent leaders, dignitaries, martyrs and war heroes.” He ended his words with Jai Hind, Jai Bharat and Vande Mataram.
Earlier record of the largest tricolour was at Central Park, Connaught Place. The 37 kg flag was 60 feet in width and 90 feet in length and was hoisted on the top of a 207 feet high mast.