On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 152nd birth anniversary, the world's largest Khadi national flag was installed in Leh, Ladakh. It was inaugurated by Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur this morning.
The tricolor, which is 225-feet long and 150-feet wide, weighs around 1,000 kg. It has been prepared by the 57 Engineer Regiment of the Indian Army, according to national broadcaster Doordarshan, which broadcast the inauguration ceremony.
"It is a moment of great pride for Flag of India that on Gandhi ji's Jayanti, the world's largest Khadi Tiranga is unveiled in Leh, Ladakh. I salute this gesture which commemorates Bapu's memory, promotes Indian artisans and also honours the nation. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!"
The flag has been made by Khadi and Village Industry Commission (KVIC) and was displayed by the army in Leh.
The inauguration ceremony coincided with Gandhi Jayanti -- birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule.