Source: News Bharati English06 Mar 2017 16:15:40
Amritsar, March 6: ‘Vijayi Vishwa Tiranga Pyaara, Jhanda Uncha Rahe Humara…’ on Sunday, 360 foot high tricolor was hoisted at Indo-Pak Attari border. This is said to be India’s tallest flag post which could be also be seen from Lahore which is 24 meters wide and weighs 55 tonnes. Even people from other side of Pakistan were keen in watching the Indian Flag.Punjab Minister Anil Joshi inaugurated the country's largest tricolour on the tallest flag post. The project was the brainchild of the Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority, part of the Punjab government which costs around Rs.3.50 Crores. "With the model code of conduct for the Assembly elections being in place in the state, the minister got special permission from Election Commission for the inauguration," officials said.
Anil Joshi pridely expressed his feelings saying that it is our national flag and nobody can stop us from hoisting it on our soil.
The flag post became an attraction for thousands of tourists who had reached there to watch the daily beating retreat ceremony at sunset. Pakistan has already raised concerns over such a tall structure being installed just 200 meters from such a critical international border.
This is the moment of pride for every Indian. What can be more rejoicing for all of us than to see our tricolor getting hoisted which is now the tallest flag-post of the nation!