This grand ceremony has been held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and the 152nd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the side of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The flag was made by khadi dyers and printers from Mumbai, affiliated with the khadi village and industries commission.
The tri-color Indian countrywide flag, that’s the most important flag in the country, weighing 1000kg, was unfurled atop a high mountain overlooking the Leh valley on Saturday to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, a defense spokesman said.
The historic event has been held at Leh garrison in which an enormous country-wide flag became unfurled by lieutenant governor R K Mathur on a hill function overlooking the Leh valley, which was organized by using Fire & fury corps.
The flag turned into the biggest handwoven and handspun cotton khadi flag ever synthetic in India, 225 ft by 150 ft and weighs 1000kg.
The Sura-Soi Engineer Regiment was entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the national flag from Mumbai to Leh and also with the task of installing it at the top of the high mountains for the unveiling ceremony. The ceremony included a series of events to mark the momentous occasion, Col Musavi said.
The event commenced with the Brass Band of Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre along with the students of Ladakh performing the National Anthem when the flag was unveiled.
The PRO Defence said advanced light helicopters of the Army Aviation Squadron carried out a flypast and showered flower petals over the tricolor, followed by students of the Lamdon Model School singing a patriotic song symbolizing the spirit of nationalism.
The chief guest addressed the gathering of about 500 people which included personnel of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indo Tibetan Border Police, Vikas Battalion, besides veterans, veer naris, NCC cadets, and school children.