The fourth highest national flag was installed in Guwahati on the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. The 9600 sq ft Indian flag stands on a 319.5 feet flagpole at Gandhi Mandap, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi atop the Sarania Hill. At this elevation, it happens to be tallest from mean sea level. The Guwahati Smart City Limited executed the project through a private firm and completed installation in the year 2018. The statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Mandap, showing him walking over a heap of human skeletons, is the only one of its kind. It was sculpted by Ramkinkar Baij, the legendary sculptor of West Bengal. Baij had started making the statue with concrete in 1968 for the Assam government but his assistants completed the work, including casting it in bronze. Former Chief Minister Bishnu Ram Medhi had unveiled this unique art on October 2, 1970.
The fifth highest installation of the Indian tricolor is also in Maharashtra. The Indian flag was inaugurated in Kolhapur by CM Devendra Fadnavis on 303 feet high flagpost located opposite the SP office of Kolhapur on 1st May 2017. Popular for Misal and Chappals, Kolhapur in Maharashtra boasts of the fifth tallest National Flag in India, which was the second tallest at the time of installation. At the base, the tapering flag pole is five feet wide, while it is 16 inches at the top. Six flood-lights keep the tricolor illuminated through the night. The total weight of the pole is 24 tonnes.
The Indian Tricolor represents hopes and aspirations of the citizen of this country and it serves as a symbol of national pride and patriotism. The above listed places are the five destinations in India where the height of the National Flag is above 300 ft. How many of these have you visited?