The Flag will be displayed at Longewala which was the centre stage of the historic battle between India and Pakistan in 1971 .
Earlier a grand ceremony was held to celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of mahatma gandhi along with azadi ka amrit mahotsav celebrating 75 th anniversary of india’s independence.
A 1000 kg flag which measures 225 feet by 150 feet made up of khadi was manufactured in Mumbai and taken to Leh.The flag is made by khadi dyers and printers based in Mumbai which is connected to the khadi village and industries collection.
The responsibility of bringing the flag at that time from Mumbai to Leh was given to Sura soi engineer regiment.The chief guest initated the gathering of around 500 people which included personnel of the Indian army, indian air force, Indo Tibetan force , school children and etc.
“The Monumental National Flag, which is the world’s largest national flag made of Khadi fabric, will be put to a grand public display along the India – Pakistan Border in Jaisalmer to celebrate “Army Day” on Saturday,” the ministry said in a statement.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 Ashok Chakra in the flag measures a diameter of 30 feet.According to the ministry, this will be the 5th public display of the National Flag since its unveiling in Leh on 2nd October 2021.
It was, later on, displayed at Hindon Airbase on the occasion of Air Force Day on 8th October 2021 and at the Red Fort on 21st October 2021, that marked the completion of 100 crore Covid vaccinations in India.
The Monumental National Flag, which symbolizes the collective spirit of Indian-ness and the heritage artisanal craft of Khadi, has been conceptualized and prepared by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the 75 years of Independence