Jammu & Kashmir

Massive Indian national flag installed at Hari Parbat fort in Srinagar, to be unfurled on August 15

Hari Parbat Fort. File Photo

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has installed a massive Indian national flag at the historic Hari Parbat fort in Srinagar.

The 100 feet tall flag brought from Delhi will be officially unfurled by the JK’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday during the August 15 function.

Earlier, the JK administration said that it has decided to install a 100-feet tall Indian flag at the historic hilltop.

“At the outset, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir while welcoming all the participants informed that from last some months directions have been passed to all the Deputy Commissioners and HODs for description/display/hoisting of National Flag strictly as per the Flag code of India 2002 and to ensure that there is no violation in this regard,” an official notification issued on August 4 read.

The proposal to hoist the flag – 24 feet x 36 feet – at the hilltop fort was made by the Flag Foundation of India.

“The Flag Foundation of India has proposed to hoist a biz size flag at Hari Parbat Fort at a height of 100 feet having the description of 24 feet x 36 feet and sought all the necessary logistic support from the Divisional Administration as well as from the stakeholders viz Archaeological Survey of India, UT of JK, Forest Department, Airport Authority of India, Tourism Department,” the notification added.

Hari Parbat, also known as Kooh-e-Maran, lies on the west of Dal Lake in Srinagar.

The fort was built by Afghan Governor Atta Mohammed Khan in the 18th century. Later a long wall was constructed in 1590 by Emperor Akbar.

Surrounded by commendable structures from all religions, this fort sits at the top giving a spectacular view of Dal Lake.


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