A 105-ft-high monumental flagpole bearing the tricolour was today installed in the sprawling Diplomatic Enclave in the city’s Chanakyapuri area, becoming the second such structure to dot the landscape of the capital.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the ‘Monumental National Flag’, measuring 30×20 ft, at the rotary junction connecting Shantipath, Niti Marg and Nyaya Marg.
“National flag, national anthem, etc, invoke patriotism in us. When we forget about nation in this busy life, these are the symbols which remembers us about the nation,” Kejriwal said during the event.
“There is a national flag installed in Connaught Place. Whenever I see that flag, I experience a kind of happiness from my heart. I thing, we should install flags in other parts of Delhi too, so that whenever we see it we think about our nation,” he added.
The 207-feet Monumental Flag in Connaught Place, that has become an object of attraction in the premier business district in central Delhi, was installed in 2014.
The newly-installed flag, made of polyester silk, will fly round-the-clock and lit in the night, the New Delhi Municipal Council, under whose jurisdiction the area falls in, said.