Friday, October 28, 2016

MIA all set to get mammoth national tricolour fluttering from 100 feet flagpole

 Come Friday and visitors coming to Mangaluru International Airport at Kenjar near here are all set to be greeted by a mammoth Indian tricolor fluttering atop a 100 feet pole. The tricolor measuring 30 feet wide and 20 feet long will flutter in front of the terminal building near the car park area round the clock and will not be lowered at Sunset or hoisted at sunrise as mandated in the National Flag Code of India that has other strict rules too.
J T Radhakrishna, airport director, MIA said the project of erecting the tall flagpole and flying the national tricolor on it round the clock is part of a move by the ministries of home affairs and civil aviation to spur national feeling among the citizens and foster national integration. "The Airports Authority of India has selected around 25 airports run and managed by it for the project and such flag poles and flags have come up on premises of half these airports," he noted.
27/10/16 Jaideep Shenoy/The Times Of India
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