HYDERABAD: With 4.85 km long tricolour, the Necklace Road became testimony to the one of the world’s longest national flag, made of Khadi, displayed on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi on Friday.
The tricolour is a result of strenuous efforts of Siricilla handloom weavers, in an effort to promote Khadi in the country. Union labour and employment minister Bandaru Dattreya, industries minister Jupally Krishna Rao, transport minister P Mahendar Reddy were present on the occasion of its grand launch.
The event was organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. Speaking on the occasion its vice-chairman Perala Shekhar Rao said: “Khadi is not just a clothing. It’s the Indian way of life. It is a symbol of self-esteem for all Indians.”
He recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s views to promote Khadi to strengthen the rural economy in the country. He also recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to give a boost to Khadi industry in the country.
The flag was adjudged as the ‘country’s longest flag’ by the Asia Book of Records, Bharat Book of Records and Viswa Guru Book of Records.