According to the Indian culture, the national flag of India holds a deep philosophical meaning. Each color on it represents a specific aspect that resonates deeply within the hearts of the citizens. The saffron stands for sacrifice and renunciation, the white stands for peace and the green stands for courage and immortality. The Ashok Chakra is a depiction of Dharma Chakra. It has 24 spokes radiating from the center. It represents righteousness, justice and forwardness. The symbolism of wheel is that of constant movement that heralds progress and repels stagnation. Today, one of the tallest national flags was hoisted by District in-charge and Cooperative Minister Jarkiholi in the Belgaum district of Karnataka. The national flag was tied to a 110m (365 feet) high pole from the base plate to the top. The size of the flag is 120X80 ft, Belagavi North MLA Feroz Sait said, adding that it weighs 500kg. The thickness of the rope is 8mm. He said that the flag was hoisted through an electro-mechanic operating system. Before this, India’s tallest tricolour was in Pune, the height of which is 107m from base to the top umbrella followed by the one on Attari-Wagah border, which is 105m in height from base to top umbrella. (Also read: ‘Common man, police officers not safe in Karnataka’)
After the inauguration, Jarkiholi said the high flying flag will generate the spirit of nationalism among the people. The event was attended by leaders, schoolchildren, and leaders of Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Sikh institutions. As per TOI, the unfurling of the tallest national flag in India was delayed in the election-bound Karnataka as the authorities were awaiting a suitable date from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Since the Karnataka CM could not finalize a date, the programme was held in the presence of local leaders. The rectangular tricolour flag consists of three equal horizontal segments, with saffron on top, white in the middle and green at the bottom. The flag is made from Khadi, hand-woven cotton or silk, following the manufacturing protocols laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission holds the right to manufacture the national flag and as of 2009, the responsibility lies with the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha.