India celebrated its 75th Independence Day with much pride and glory. Prestigious monuments across India like Vidhan Souda, Humayun’s Tomb, The Clock Tower at Lal Chowk, and Mumbai’s CSMT station were illuminated in tricolours of India’s national flag. As part of Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Har Ghar Tiranaga’ campaign, the national flag was displayed at every home of every Indian. At Srinagar’s Dal Lake, a 7500 square feet tricolour flag was unveiled on August 15. Read on to know more.
The National Flag Dispaleyd At Dal Lake Weighs 85 Kg
The Tourism Ministry unveiled a 7500 square feet national flag at Srinagar’s Dal Lake to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Tourism Ministry revealed that the flag weighed 80 to 85 kg with supporting elements. It was displayed by the Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar in collaboration with the Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling.
It’s Made To Bear Harsh Weather Conditions
The flag was first displayed in Sikkim Himalayas in April 2021 and then in Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial on last Independence Day. The 7500-square feet national flag set the World Record for the largest flag of any country displayed in Antarctica. The flag is made to bear harsh mountain weather conditions like high-velocity mountain winds and even subzero temperatures.