The largest national flag made of khadi cloth was unveiled in Leh on Saturday. Ladakh Lt Gov RK Mathur inaugurated the Tricolour on a day when the nation observed the 152nd birth anniversary of ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi, whose name is synonymous with khadi.
The khadi national flag, installed in the capital city of the union territory, is 225 feet long and 150 feet in width, while it weighs 1000 kg.
Doordarshan broadcast the inauguration ceremony. Watch the video here:
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Army chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane graced the occasion, along with several senior Army officials.
Union Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya described the occasion as a moment of ‘great pride’ for India.
“On Gandhi Ji’s Jayanti, the world’s largest Khadi Tiranga is unveiled in Leh, Ladakh. I salute this gesture which commemorates Bapu’s memory, promotes Indian artisans, and also honours the nation,” ” Mandaviya tweeted.