Images of India : India hoists World’s Largest Flag…

flagRanchi is the place where the British used to execute freedom fighters in pre-independent India. It now hosts the world’s largest tricolour on the tallest flag-post.  A 66×99 feet, 60 kg flag, 493 feet above surface on a 293 feet mast at the popular Pahari Mandir. The flag flutters in the breeze soaking the place – that remembers the cruel executions – in patriotism. Many in Ranchi know Pahari Mandir as ‘Fansi Dungri’ (hanging point). The event coincided with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary. The authorities have written to the Limca Book of World Records and will also write to the Guinnes Book of World Records. The pole has been designed to withstand strong winds, earthquake and all possible natural damage. It is fitted with anti-lightning technology and has an aircraft warning signal.