Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

1850-Metre Tricolour Displayed In Srinagar, Official Claims 'Longest' In Country

An 1850-meter-long national flag, the longest in the country, was put on display in Srinagar on Sunday.

1850 meter long tricolor displayed in Srinagar (Representative image) Representative image

An over 1850-meter long tricolor, the "longest" in the country, was displayed in Srinagar on Sunday at an event attended by about 5,000 people, an official spokesman said.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said it added an "illustrious chapter in J&K history".

 The tricolor was on show at the Bakshi Stadium here under the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign as part of the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', the official spokesperson quoted above said. 

The Srinagar district administration established a national record by displaying the longest national flag to celebrate 75 years of Independence, the spokesman said. The ceremony was presided over by Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta.

Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad, all district and sectoral officers, and 5,000 citizens gathered at the venue to take part in the national Flag holding ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary lauded the efforts of the district administration in organizing such a grand event of displaying the 1850-meter-long tricolor which, he said, will instill the spirit of nationalism, sacrifice, and fraternity amongst the citizens.

Around 500 people were engaged in rolling and unrolling the flag as per the National Flag Code. It took 10 days to stitch the flag, the spokesperson said.

"Scripting an illustrious chapter in J&K history. 1850 Metres long National Flag displayed in Bakshi Stadium, which witnessed the participation of 5000 citizens. #HarGharTiranga,” J-K LG Manoj Sinha wrote on Twitter.