Amritsar, June 5
It was with much fanfare that the national flag was installed on the India’s tallest mast at Amrit Anand Park on September 27 last year. Now, the mast stands without Tricolour.
Inaugurated by former Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi, the flag and the park were presented as tourist attractions in the city. The flag, hoisted near the open air theatre inside the park, is 40-foot long and 60-foot wide. The flag was installed at the cost of Rs 30 lakh. Owing to a high elevation, a number of flags have been torn due to air pressure. Now, the Improvement Trust has not replaced it with a new flag. Officials of the Amritsar Improvement Trust said they were waiting for the directions from the district administration and had sought expert advice from the Central government. They said once precautionary measures were put in place, it would hoist the national flag regularly. — TNS
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