World's largest Tricolour unfurled at US festival

Press Trust Of India
Jul 16, 2011 at 03:11pm IST

Chicago: The world's largest Indian flag weighing 250 kg was unfurled at the 'Vibrant India Festival' which began here today, showcasing the rich heritage and history of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The 153-feet long tricolour, made by a tailor from Porbandar, Chhotalal S Shingdia, has found place in Limca Book of Records this year.

Indian-American Monty Saiyed, the organiser of the India festival, unfurled the flag in the festival at majestic Sears Center Arena here to showcase the cultural richness of India and as a symbol of peace and harmony.

World's largest Tricolour unfurled at US festival

The 153-feet long tricolour, made by a tailor from Porbandar, Chhotalal S Shingdia, has found place in the records.

During the two-day festival, there will be Rajasthani folk dance, Gujarat Garba, Raas and performances by Bollywood actors and singers.

After the event, the flag will be flown back toNavsari in Gujarat and would be used in other events in different Indian states.

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