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Monday, May 2, 2016

Monumental Flag-masts And Giant Flags of India

  The Concepts of Monumental Flag-poles & Giant Flags Are Not New In India.

156 ft. tall flag-staff off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Chennai (formerly, Madras) had enjoyed the distinction of being the ‘Tallest & Oldest’ flag-mast, before the recent craze for gigantic Flag-poles  began. 

In 1687, Elihu Yale the second Governor of Madras, hoisted the Union Jack for the first time on the flag-mast at Fort St. George, Madras (present day Chennai), replacing that of the East India Company’s flag (the original wooden-mast was replaced by a steel-mast of equal height in 1994). On August 15, 1947, it was on this flag-mast that the Indian Tricolour was hoisted for the first time and since then it has become the  government venue of the Independence Day Flag hoisting ceremony of Tamil Nadu state.
 Elihu Yale (1649 – 1721) - Governor of the East India Company settlement in Madras and a benefactor of the Collegiate School of Connecticut, USA, which in 1718 was renamed Yale College in his honor.
 
New Delhi's highest Monumental Flagpole 207 ft. hoisted by the Flag Foundation of India at Connaught Place.

 
 The largest National Flag in the country at the Central Park in Connaught Place in New Delhi. 

  President of the Flag Foundation of India, hoisted the largest flag in the country and highest flagpole in New Delhi, measuring 207 ft. in height, at Central Park in Connaught Place on 7 March 2014. The monumental flag measures 60 ft. in width and 90 ft. in length and weighs 35 kg.
 There are 12 such flag poles in the country but this national flag is the largest , said Cdr. K.V. Singh of the Flag Foundation of India. The Flag Foundation of India and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) worked together on the project. The flag pole has been designed keeping in mind the geometry of Connaught Place, Singh said. “We are trying to create a monument for the national flag in the capital of the country,” he added.
  Soaring At Jaipur, Rajasthan
Special Cover released on Biggest Indian Flag on tallest flag-pole in Rajasthan at Central Park, Jaipur at Rajpex 2015 on 26th January 2015.
The Cancellation in form of Digital Franking using Remotely Managed Franking System (RMFS). The Meter Frank depicts National Flag and Slogan 'Highest National Flag in Rajasthan' and 'Greetings on Republic Day'. The meter frank is serially numbered from 1 to 1000.

 The National Flag is hoisted at a height of 206 feet throughout the year at Natural Heritage, Central Park, Jaipur. The flag is 48 feet wide and 72 feet in length weighing about 25 Kgs. 
The monumental flag was hoisted for the first time by the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan Mr. Ashok Gehlot in October 2011. Hoisting the flag, the chief minister said that national flag is a symbol of dignity and pride. He also asked the citizens to guard the dignity of national flag even at the cost of their lives. He also thanked Flag Foundation of India to get right for common man to hoist the flag.  








Another Towering Flag (Tallest And Largest) Tricolour at Ranchi Inaugurated on 23rd January 2016. Standing tall at 293 ft, and measuring 99 x 66ft in size.

Ranchi's Ill-fated Towering Flag
BY January 2017, the BSF is planning to put up the tallest national flag near the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP). So high, a top BSF official said, that at 350 feet, “it can be seen both from Lahore as well as Amritsar”.
The move is part of the BSF’s expansion plans for the visitors’ gallery at the site of the iconic Retreat ceremony, said Ashok Kumar Yadav, the officiating Inspector General of BSF’s Punjab Frontier. Amritsar and Lahore are approximately 18 km away from the international border, he added.
“At that height, the flag would have to be proportionately sized, therefore it would also be the largest Tricolour. There is an intense atmosphere of patriotism during the Retreat ceremony, and the crowds are highly charged. The flag will serve as a beacon for them,” Yadav told The Indian Express.
- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/at-the-attari-wagah-border-a-national-flag-so-high-it-will-be-seen-in-lahore-2775528/#sthash.7e3mizCv.dpuf
BY January 2017, the BSF is planning to put up the tallest national flag near the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP). So high, a top BSF official said, that at 350 feet, “it can be seen both from Lahore as well as Amritsar”.
The move is part of the BSF’s expansion plans for the visitors’ gallery at the site of the iconic Retreat ceremony, said Ashok Kumar Yadav, the officiating Inspector General of BSF’s Punjab Frontier. Amritsar and Lahore are approximately 18 km away from the international border, he added.
“At that height, the flag would have to be proportionately sized, therefore it would also be the largest Tricolour. There is an intense atmosphere of patriotism during the Retreat ceremony, and the crowds are highly charged. The flag will serve as a beacon for them,” Yadav told The Indian Express.
- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/at-the-attari-wagah-border-a-national-flag-so-high-it-will-be-seen-in-lahore-2775528/#sthash.7e3mizCv.dpuf
BY January 2017, the BSF is planning to put up the tallest national flag near the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP). So high, a top BSF official said, that at 350 feet, “it can be seen both from Lahore as well as Amritsar”.
The move is part of the BSF’s expansion plans for the visitors’ gallery at the site of the iconic Retreat ceremony, said Ashok Kumar Yadav, the officiating Inspector General of BSF’s Punjab Frontier. Amritsar and Lahore are approximately 18 km away from the international border, he added.
“At that height, the flag would have to be proportionately sized, therefore it would also be the largest Tricolour. There is an intense atmosphere of patriotism during the Retreat ceremony, and the crowds are highly charged. The flag will serve as a beacon for them,” Yadav told The Indian Express.
- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/at-the-attari-wagah-border-a-national-flag-so-high-it-will-be-seen-in-lahore-2775528/#sthash.7e3mizCv.dpuf
BY January 2017, the BSF is planning to put up the tallest national flag near the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP). So high, a top BSF official said, that at 350 feet, “it can be seen both from Lahore as well as Amritsar”.
The move is part of the BSF’s expansion plans for the visitors’ gallery at the site of the iconic Retreat ceremony, said Ashok Kumar Yadav, the officiating Inspector General of BSF’s Punjab Frontier. Amritsar and Lahore are approximately 18 km away from the international border, he added.
“At that height, the flag would have to be proportionately sized, therefore it would also be the largest Tricolour. There is an intense atmosphere of patriotism during the Retreat ceremony, and the crowds are highly charged. The flag will serve as a beacon for them,” Yadav told The Indian Express.
- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/at-the-attari-wagah-border-a-national-flag-so-high-it-will-be-seen-in-lahore-2775528/#sthash.7e3mizCv.dpuf

  
  
Raipur Beats The Record Set By Ranchi 5 Months Back
105 x70ft. Flag on 82 m tall Post.
The Telangana government will unfurl the country’s tallest National Flag in Hyderabad on the occasion of the state’s Formation Day on June 2.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday directed the state Chief Secretary to make arrangements for unfurling the flag at the Bathukamma Ghat of Hussain Sagar Lake, a release from his office said.
- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/telangana-govt-to-unfurl-countrys-tallest-national-flag-in-hyderabad-2783106/#sthash.Djqnxiz5.dpuf


The Telangana Government will unfurl the Country’s Tallest National Flag at 301 ft. in Hyderabad on the occasion of the State’s Formation Day on June 2, 2016.
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on 3rd May, 2016 (Tuesday) directed the state Chief Secretary to make arrangements for unfurling the flag at the Bathukamma Ghat of Hussain Sagar Lake, a release from his office said. Noting that there is a National Flag at Ranchi at a height of 293 feet, Rao said the flag in Hyderabad should be at a height of 301 feet.
The Chief Minister said the proposed flag would promote nationalism among the citizens.


And the "Largest and Tallest Flag" that is in Pipe-line !

BSF SET TO PUT UP TALLEST NATIONAL FLAG AT 350ft. NEAR ATTARI-WAGAH BORDER BY JANUARY, 2017 

   By January 2017, the Border Security Force (BSF) is planning to put up the tallest national flag near the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP). So high, a top BSF official said, that at 350 feet, “it can be seen both from Lahore as well as Amritsar”.
The move is part of the BSF’s expansion plans for the visitors’ gallery at the site of the iconic Retreat ceremony, said Ashok Kumar Yadav, the officiating Inspector General of BSF’s Punjab Frontier. Amritsar and Lahore are approximately 18 km away from the international border, he added.
“At that height, the flag would have to be proportionately sized, therefore it would also be the largest Tricolour. There is an intense atmosphere of patriotism during the Retreat ceremony, and the crowds are highly charged. The flag will serve as a beacon for them,” Yadav told.  The Indian Express.

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