Jammu and Kashmir: Army installs 100-feet-high national flag in Doda


Image Source: Representative Image A 100 feet long flat was installed in Doda

A 100-feet high national flag was hoisted by the Indian Army in the hilly Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

It was the second such flag hoisted by the Army in the Chenab Valley region, which was a stronghold of terrorism before it was completely wiped out a decade ago.

In July last year, a 100 feet high national flag was hoisted in the nearby town of Kishtwar.

Army’s Delta Force General Officer Commanding Major General Ajay Kumar along with Rashtriya Rifles Sector 9 Commander Brigadier Samir K. Plande, Doda Deputy Commissioner Special Pal Mahajan and Senior Superintendent of Police Abdul Qayyum hoisted the highest flag at the Doda Sports Stadium. . .

Major General Kumar honored the heirs of the soldiers who died in the service of the country and also honored the members of the civil society who have contributed significantly in nation building.

“The highest flag is a tribute to the innumerable soldiers of the Chenab Valley region who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the unity and integrity of the nation,” the GOC said.

He said that the first of its kind 100 feet tall national flag in Doda is a matter of pride not only for the army but also for all the residents of the hilly district.

Major General Kumar said that the national flag, which can be seen from far away, will make every citizen feel proud for the country.

Located amidst the beautiful and majestic hills of Doda, the flag adds to the attraction of the place.

“The feeling of the iconic national flag standing tall and beautiful cannot be expressed in words but surely it makes every citizen of India quiver with pride. It certainly helps in creating a sense of belonging to the country among the people. will go a long way. The residents of Doda, especially the younger generation,” added Mahajan.

Local people especially students and ‘Veer Naarians’ (war widows) who gathered in large numbers to witness the event thanked the army.

Chinta Devi’s wife said, “By inviting us to this function, the Army has taken pride in the achievements of our martyred husband. It is the beauty of our Army that it never forgets the sacrifices of soldiers and their families. Chinta Devi’s wife said. Most decorated soldier in the history of Indian Army Naib Subedar Chunni Lal.

Naib Subedar Lal, who was awarded the Ashok Chakra (posthumously), Vir Chakra and Sena Medal, fought a group of militants trying to infiltrate across the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Sacrificed his life in the service of the country. On 24 June 2007

Student Simran Sharma (14), a resident of Doda, said she was lucky to be a part of this historic moment.

“I am also grateful to the army for performing on this historic occasion. This proud feeling will stay with me all my life,” said the girl, who was part of the group that performed at the event.

Tahir Farooq, a student of Government Degree College, Doda, said he was proud of the installation of the jumbo flag as it reminded him of the time when national flags were nowhere to be seen due to terrorism.

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