The largest flag inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor
The largest flag is completely made with khadi which is 225 feet long and 150 feet wide and weighs one tonne. The creators of the flag Khadi Dyers and Printers, Mumbai, DN Bhatt said that the flag took almost 1.5 months to be made. As per Prasar Bharati update, the flag had been prepared by the 57 Engineer Regiment of the Army.
“We had to hire additional artists to create the flag. It is extremely heavy. The military came and transported it,” Bhatt told as cited by Indian Express.
The flag was inaugurated by Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur. Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane also present at the site.
PM Modi asks people to buy Khadi products
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to buy khadi products on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. “Let us buy Khadi products and mark Bapu’s Jayanti with great fervour,” he said in a recent episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
“Today in the 75th year of independence, we can say with satisfaction that the pride that Khadi had in the freedom movement, today our young generation is giving the same glory to khadi,” he added.
Union Minister and Khadi Commission tweeted
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted saying, “It is a moment of great pride for that 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. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!”
The Chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Vinai Kumar Saxena tweeted, “Proud to share the unveiling of World’s largest Monumental National Flag made of Khadi, today at Leh by Hon’ble LG Ladakh Shri RK Mathur ji. The Flag is made by KVIC and displayed by the Indian Army. The flag symbolizes India’s vastness and creativity of Khadi artisans”.
Army officers respond regarding situation with the Chinese
The Army Chief informed that over the last few weeks, the number of their soldiers in the region have increased.
He said, ‘We’re regularly monitoring all their movements. Based on inputs we get, we’re also carrying out matching developments both in infrastructure as well in terms of troops that are needed to counter any threat. At the moment, we’re quite well poised to meet any eventuality.’
‘By and by all friction points will get resolved. I am of the firm opinion that we can resolve our differences through dialogue. I am hopeful we will be able to achieve results,’ he added.