In a major event, a giant national flag will be unfurled atop northeast India’s tallest flagpole in Manipur’s Moirang in January 2022, according to reports.
Moirang is the region where the Indian National Army (INA) led by freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had hoisted the tricolour on April 14, 1944.
As informed by Bishnupur district’s Additional District Magistrate, H. Bobby Sharma, the height of the flagpole is 165 feet, which is the tallest in the region.
Manipur Chief Minister N.Biren Singh also took to Twitter to inform the same and said, “Tallest Indian National Flag in the NE to be hoisted in Moirang. It is a matter of great pride that we have successfully installed the tallest flagpole in the NE at Moirang. It was on April 14, 1944, the flag of the INA was hoisted for the first time at Moirang.”
Singh also inspected the ongoing construction of the INA Museum and war memorial at Moirang.
The INA museum portrays the movement led by Netaji and INA soldiers for India's Independence. The initiative has been undertaken by the state government at a cost of Rs 35 Crores.
The museum will display letters, photographs, important documents, badges of ranks and other articles associated with INA and the freedom movement. A bronze statue of Netaji is also installed in Moirang.