Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Country’s tallest Tricolour hoisted at Attari border

Country’s tallest Tricolour hoisted(फहराया) at Attari border

A Tricolour was on Sunday hoisted on a flag mast, said to be the country’s tallest, 323 metres from the India-Pakistan border at Attari. The flag was unfurled (फुलाया हुआ) at a height of 355 feet from the base — which is five feet high. Add to it another 10 feet, where an aviation light stands, and the total height of the structure goes up to 365 feet. The flag is said to be visible from Lahore. Previously, Ranchi had the tallest national flag at 300 feet. BJP minister Anil Joshi attended the inauguration on Sunday afternoon before the beating the retreat (पीछे हटना) ceremony at Attari-Wagah border in the evening.The 80 feet by 120 feet (nearly 1,100 square yard) flag, weighing (वजनी) 125 kg, is made of parachute material. The Amritsar Improvement Trust, which functions under the local government portfolio held by Joshi, has as many as six standby flags in case the huge Tricolour is damaged (क्षतिग्रस्त)by the vagaries of weather. Each flag cost Amritsar Improvement Trust Rs 1.25 lakh. Three poles 65 feet height, each with Light Emitting Diodes (LED), will illuminate the flag. The entire project cost the state government Rs 3.5 crore — Rs 1.75 crore alone for the galvanised(जस्ती) steel pole.  Joshi said, “As I grew up, I used to listen to Saare jahan se accha, Hindustan hamara. I could not become an Armyman, but I thought we should do something that could make Armymen and the nation proud. I feel proud that that such a project has been dedicated to the nation and patriots.” 

Definitions of hoist 

raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys.
high overhead great cranes hoisted girders
synonyms: raise, raise up, lift, haul up, heave up, jack up, hike up, winch up, pull up, heft up, upraise, uplift, elevate, erect

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