The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations
On Saturday, the Western Naval Command exhibited the world's largest national flag at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The flag overlooks the Gateway of India. This move is a part of Navy Day celebrations, and is meant to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav i.e. 75 years since Independence.
The gigantic flag represents the glory of India!
The national flag which is 225 feet in length, 150 feet in breadth, and weights a whopping 1400 kilograms was conceptualised and manufactured by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission.
Navy Day is celebrated to mark the occasion when, in 1971, the Indian Navy successfully sank 2 Pakistani Ships, and thus launched the Operation Trident. Every year on this day, the Navy rededicates itself to promoting and protecting the national interest, and the flag exhibit symbolises that dedication.