KVIC’s world’s largest Khadi National Flag
On October 2, 2021, World’s largest national flag was inaugurated in Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh. It is made up of Khadi.
- The flag was inaugurated by Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur, to mark the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who gifted Khadi to the world.
- Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) had prepared the “Monumental Khadi National Flag”.
- This flag is about 225 feet long and 150 feet wide. It weighs around 1400 kg.
About World’s largest khadi national flag
- The national flag is about 225 feet long, 150 feet wide and1400 kgs in weight.
- Monumental National Flag took about 3500-man hours of work for the artisans and allied workers while making the flag.
- Flag was prepared by 70 Khadi artisans in 49 days.
- It was made using 4600 meters of hand-spun & hand-woven Khadi cotton bunting. The bunting covers a total area of 33,750 square feet.
- National flag has Ashok Chakra, measuring 30 feet in diameter.
- It has been displayed on a frame prepared by the Indian Army in order to ensure that it remains above the ground.
Who conceptualised the flag?
Concept to make world’s largest khadi national flag was put forward by KVIC to celebrate “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, marking 75 years of India’s Independence. The flag was handed over to the Indian Army because its handling and displaying required utmost care and precision.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
KVIC is a statutory body, established in April 1957 under the ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956’. It works under the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
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