Just minutes ahead of India’s 72nd Independence Day, the ever so famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai was seen sparkling in the tri-colour, which took the whole country by a surprise. The station, famously called Victoria Terminus was highlighted in an epic way to celebrate the day when India gained Independence from the British rule back in the year 1947.
Now, the country witnessed yet another remarkable feat in Mumbai as the Indian tricolour, with size 20×30 feet and 350 feet above the ground, was unfurled at the iconic Haj House by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. The flag at the top of a 20-metre pole can be seen in the iconic building near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in south Mumbai. It is also the tallest-ever tricolour installed on the terrace of any building of such altitude in India.
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Considering its mass and span, it will be tough to hoist and lower the flag each morning and evening. So, the Haj Committee of India in discussion with the government asked for it to be remain hoisted 24X7. Talking about the day as ‘historic one’, Naqvi said, “Today, we have unfurled the tallest national flag on any Indian building. This will also enhance the pride of Mumbai and its neighbouring regions.”
Saffron, White, Green and Navy blue. Each colour signifies a particular message. Navy blue wheel with 24 spokes is Dharma Chakra while the saffron colour stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation. The white colour signifies purity and truth whereas the green stripe stands for faith and fertility.
(With PTI Inputs)