India’s largest Tricolor is now at twice the original weight, with fabric taken from Sharjah and motorized systems for support. The 99-ft x 66-ft flag, now weighs 135 kg.
The largest Indian flag rose again high on the tallest flagpole over Pahari Mandir in Ranchi to mark Independence Day on Monday.
“We worked very hard to get the flag hoisted again on Independence Day. We have tried to sort out all issues that came to light after the flag got stuck. We will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the flag keeps flying high with pride.” Mukesh Agarwal, samiti spokesperson, told The Indian Express.
It was 1st hoisted on the 293-ft pole on January 23 by Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar, right after which it got torn and was stuck at half-mast on April 17. It was brought down 10 days later.
Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar, ex-officio chairman of the Pahari Mandir Samiti, hoisted the flag again on Monday, amid a hefty rush of enthusiasts on the last Monday of what is regarded by Hindus as the auspicious month of Shravan.