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World’s largest Tricolour to be hoisted in Ranchi

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Jharkhand is all set to beat a record held by a flag in Faridabad, Haryana in March 2015 by getting the world’s largest Tricolour flying atop the country’s tallest flagpole at the Pahari temple in Ranchi.

  • The flag measuring 99 by 66 feet will be hoisted at a height of 293 feet.
  • For one week, the Tricolour will be up for a “trial run”.

World’s largest Tricolour to be hoisted in RanchiWork done behind world’s largest Tricolour:
Close to 120 workers worked for 40 days in two shifts to build the flagpole. The entire project cost is estimated to be about Rs 1.25 crore.

  • It was prepared with the fund made available by Ranchi Pahari Mandir Vikas Samiti.
  • Aviation light and a lightening arrester on top of the flag post will also be added.

About Pahari Temple:
During pre-independence period, Pahari Mandir was once known as “Phansi Tongri” (place to hang convicts by the British). Most of these convicts who were hanged by the British were freedom fighters.

  • It is India’s only temple where 70 year old tradition of hoisting the Tricolour since 1947 continues.
  • The National flag has been hoisted on every Republic Day since Independence on the temple premises.

Keys National Flag of India:
The National flag of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22 July 1947, when it became the official flag of the Dominion of India.

  • Saffron stands for renunciation, disinterestedness, courage and sacrifice.
  • White symbolizes truth, peace and purity.
  • Green represents faith, fertility and prosperity.
  • The Ashok Chakra (wheel) represents the righteousness, progress and perpetuity. The 24 spokes of the wheel represents the 24 hours of a day.