Dalhousie school to hoist highest national flag in Himachal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2014 21:00 IST

Celebrating its 44th School Founders' Day on October 19, Dalhousie Public School, Dalhousie in Chamba district, will formally inaugurate the highest national flag in Himachal on its campus.

Director-principal Capt GS Dhillon said that at 108 feet, the flag would be the highest in the state. Since 2013, the school had been trying to achieve this with the help of the Flag Foundation of India, he said.

Capt Dhillon said the director-general, Indian Cost Guard, Vice-Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal would be the chief guest and formally inaugurate the flag which was recently hoisted in the school.

"It's rare to see senior naval officers presiding over school functions in Himachal simply because of their presence mostly in the proximity of coastal areas," said Capt Dhillon. He said the ministry of defence had also cleared the release of a T-54 battle tank which would soon be placed on the school campus.

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