India’s tallest flag slips

tricolourIndia’s tallest and longest tricolour atop Ranchi’s Pahari temple slipped due to heavy winds. It is now at half-mast and looking awkward, according to reports.

The 66-ft high and 99-ft wide flag was hoisted on a 293-ft tall pole by Defence MinisterManohar Parrikar on January 23 this year.

Authorities have been working on e on to erect a scaffolding to reach the flagpole. It will take four days to reach the pole, according to Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar. Mukesh Agarwal, the spokesman of Pahari Mandir Vikas Samiti, said a team of the Army from Dipatoli Cantonment had on Wednesday inspected the spot and mulled options to reach there.

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