Largest, tallest national flag to be hoisted in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: India’s largest national flag on the tallest flag-post will be hoisted on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday directed the officials to make arrangements for installing a 301 feet tall pole at Batukamma Ghat on the banks of the lake.

He asked Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma to take steps for installing the tallest pole and preparing largest national flag in the country.

Presently, the largest tri-colour is in Ranchi. It is 66 feet in height, 99 feet in width and stands on a 293 feet tall pole at Ranchi’s popular Pahari Mandir, or ‘Fansi Dungri’.

KCR said the move will help promote sense of patriotism among citizens.

The chief minister also decided to construct Telangana martyrs’ memorial on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake, which divides twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

A pillar and a park will be developed on 12 acres of land to highlight the movement for separate Telangana state and the sacrifices made by the martyrs and leaders. The memorial will also showcase Telangana’s history, culture, literature, arts and personalities.

KCR will lay foundation stone for the memorial on June 2, the second anniversary of formation of Telangana state. He reviewed the arrangements for the celebrations.

The chief minister directed officials to organise special events in the state capital, district headquarters and also at Telangana Bhavan in New Delhi.

Last month, the chief minister had announced that 125-feet statue of B. R. Ambedkar will be installed near the lake. This will be the tallest statue of the architect of the Indian constitution.