Army’s Fire and Fury Corps organised a historic occasion on Saturday at Leh Garrison, the place a monumental nationwide flag was unfurled by RK Mathur, LG of Ladakh, on the hill overlooking Leh valley.
“Gandhi Ji had mentioned that our flag is a logo of unity, humanity, and an indication accepted by everybody within the nation. It’s a logo of greatness for the nation…In coming years, this flag (in Leh) will likely be an indication of enthusiasm for our troopers,” RK Mathur informed ANI.
General MM Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff and Lieutenant General Y.Okay. Joshi, GOC-in-C Northern Command additionally attended the occasion. Lieutenant General PGKA Menon, GOC, Fire and Fury Corps and senior navy and civil officers had been additionally current.
The grand ceremony was held to rejoice the 152nd start anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi alongwith ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, commemorating 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
“The flag which was unfurled is the most important hand woven and hand spun cotton Khadi Flag ever manufactured in India, measuring 225 ft by 150 ft and weighing 1,000 kg,” the military mentioned.
“The flag is made by Khadi Dyers and Printers primarily based in Mumbai which is affiliated to Khadi Village and Industries Commission.”
Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries Commission in Leh mentioned that the flag covers 37,500 sq ft space and it took 49 days to finish the flag.
Sura-Soi Engineer Regiment was entrusted with the duty to carry the nationwide flag from Mumbai to Leh and in addition with the daunting job of putting in the National Flag on the prime of the excessive mountains overlooking Leh for the revealing ceremony.
“The ceremony included a sequence of occasions to mark the momentous event. The occasion commenced with the Brass Band of Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre alongwith college students of Ladakh Ignited Minds, performing the National Anthem when the flag was unveiled,” military mentioned.
Advanced Light Helicopters of the Army Aviation Squadron carried out a fly previous and showered flower petals over the nationwide flag.
(With inputs from companies)
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