Marking the formation day of Maharashtra, CM Devendra Fadnavis on Monday hoisted India’s second tallest flag in Kolhapur at 303 feet.The flag used for the poll was 90 feet long and 60 feet wide, and it cost around 1.1 crore for the installation.
“Such a high flag can be seen from anywhere in the city and will inspire the people, instilling patriotism in them,” said a statement issued by the CM’s office
Joining him in the ceremony was senior cabinet ministers and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. The garden which was also inaugurated on Monday is host to different types of flowering plants from India as well as other countries. The aim of developing the garden is to learn about the Indian armed forces and police to inspire the generation next to join them. Mural depicting the independence struggle from 1857 to 1947 have been created inside the garden.
All the efforts have been taken by a registered trust, Kolhapur Street Beautification Project which will also look after its maintenance. The flag pole is being installed at the Police Garden located opposite the headquarters of superintendent of police in the Kasaba Bawada area. This is the second tallest flag pole in the country after the post that was inaugurated at the Indo-Pak Attari Border on March 6 which is 360 foot tall.
Notably India’s tallest flag pole at 360 feet is installed at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab