World's largest Khadi Indian flag inaugurated in Leh
New Delhi : On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 152nd birth anniversary, the world's largest Khadi national flag was installed in Leh. The flag was inaugurated by Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur this morning.
The Khadi national flag, installed in Leh, has a length of 225 feet with a width of 150 feet and weighs 1000 kilogram, according to national broadcaster Doordarshan, which broadcasted the inauguration ceremony.
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane was also present at the inauguration ceremony.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, while sharing a video on Twitter, said, "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!"
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi also paid his tribute to the father of the nation and said his ideas have been inspiring many people since years.
"I bow to respected Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions," he said.