National Flag Flying High atop at Kullu Dussehra


Kullu: The week-long Kullu Dussehra celebrations, beginning October 22, will have a new attraction in 2015 in a huge tricolor flying high atop a 100-feet-tall flag mast at the mela site, an official said on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Kanwar, told that the flag will be put up at the initiative of the state government and it will be taken down when the festival ends on October 28.

The monumental would be dedicated to the courage and valor of the soldiers who tirelessly defend the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, Kanwar added. With this, Kullu will join select 40 places in India where the tricolor has been installed atop 100-feet-tall flag masts by the Flag Foundation of India. The first such high-flying flag in the state, this will be a huge 20 feet by 30 feet in dimension, Kanwar said.

The tricolor weighs nine kg and is made from knitted Denier Polyester fabric manufactured in Mumbai. The monumental flag-cum-mast comes at a cost of Rs.14 lakh, Kanwar said. The ‘chakra’ of the flag has been printed by using specialized printing process, he said.

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