The Tricolor in Connaught Place Delhi: Largest National Flag of India
I was on a vitamin D accumulation mission in Connaught Place with Pankaj G ( Check post about Nagori, Subzi, and Halwa I had at his home). We have gone there to get one of his many watches serviced by Gangoly Brothers, one of the iconic watch shops of Connaught Place in Delhi.
As we emerged from the metro station, the first thing we noticed was the large tricolor, proudly giving a complex to the clouds and skyscrapers around. Pankaj G informed me about history, geography and a little bit of trivia of the flag.
This Tri-Color or Tiranga in the heart of Connaught Place ( Rajeev Chowk for those who take Metro), is the largest tricolor flag of India, and On 7 March 2014, the flag was hoisted for the first time in the heart of Delhi.
Dimensions of the Tricolor in Connaught Place: The largest national flag of India is a giant in size at 90 ft length, 60 ft height, and 37 KG weight, this tricolor is the largest National Flag of India and is hoisted on a 207 ft mast.
In spite of its weight of 37+ KG, the flag was waving at passers by around and reminding them of the freedom we enjoy today.
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As for me, I was totally mesmerized by the grandeur of our National Flag against the blue sky and clouds. As I walked in CP, I tried to click a picture of the flag from every single block, angle etc. with my cell phone as that was the only electronic picture capturing optical device with sensor with me ( read Camera for all this gibberish)
As the pictures are clicked by cell phone they don’t do justice to the beauty, but I am always of the opinion that the best camera in the world is the one in your hand, even if it is the humble 5 mp cell phone camera. Actually, 5 mp is pretty good as if you remember my Philadelphia China Town Pictures were clicked by my Nokia phone with 2 Mega Pixel cell phone camera.
Although I plan to go to CP again and click some more pictures of our National Flag.
Here are some more interesting facts about our National Flag:
The National Flag of India was designed by Pingali Venkayyaand and adopted in its present form during the meeting of Constituent Assembly held on the 22 July 1947, a few days before India’s independence from the British on 15 August 1947.
Till 2002, common citizens were not allowed to hoist the tricolor flag on their homes, and it could be hoisted only on government buildings, but then a court case by industrialist Navin Jindal changed it. He challenged the law and won the case giving a right to every citizen of India to hoist National Tricolor flag on their homes. But remember there is a proper protocol that needs to be followed for the same. You can check the protocol and code of conduct to hoist National Tricolor flag of India here.
I felt very proud after seeing the largest tricolor national flag of India in Delhi and would suggest you also visit the same next time you are in Delhi.
Location: Connaught Place Central Park, above the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. You can not miss it from anywhere in Connaught Place, as all the roads lead to it.
How to reach/Delhi Metro Lines to take: Take Blue or Yellow Delhi Metro line, depending on your location, and get down at Rajeev Chowk Station and come out, once your eyes adjust to the bright light you will see the largest Indian Tricolor Flag in the sky, in the heart of Delhi.
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