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Giant tricolour to be unfurled by varsity on I-Day

A massive 72'X 48' tricolour weighing 48 kg will be hoisted a top the 63 metre-high flag post at the OP Jindal Global University here on Independence Day.

india Updated: Aug 14, 2013 15:33 IST
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A massive 72'X 48' tricolour weighing 48 kg will be hoisted a top the 63 metre-high flag post at the OP Jindal Global University here on Independence Day.

Fabricated in polyester for Rs 48,500, the flag can be spotted even a kilometre away, says the university.

It's arguably the biggest flag and the highest flagpost in India. Its closest rival is a 46-metre high flagstaff built by the East India company at Fort St George in Chennai, then Madras, in Tamil Nadu, NGO Flag Foundation of India (FFI) says.

The NGO, run by Naveen Jindal, Congress MP, will be hoisting the giant tricolour for the first time, though it has been staging such ceremonies, albeit with smaller flags, at places like Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir since 2009.