Guwahati (Assam) , Aug 15 :This morning a huge crowd gathered around to carry out a procession featuring a 3.5 km long Indian flag, stitched by 6 local tailors.
A local club , Sunrise Youth Club conceived the idea to make the point clear that hings have changed in the militancy infested region and people are now living in peace .
Around 2000 people, mainly school students participated in the rally.
The club members had decided to make the “longest flag” on last year’s Independence Day rally and a patrotatic tailor who was present at the rally had announced that he would stich it .
To prepare the flag, the members gathered funds for the material through a donation drive.
The members along with hundreds of people held the giant flag above their heads while they were moving through the main roads .
According to a senior member of the club. A P Oli the purpose of the making the large flag was to arouse national pride among the youth as well as to honour the Assam Athlete Hima Das, who is the first Indian to win a gold medal in a track event at the World Junior Athletics Championship in Finland this year.
The flag was made by 45 members of the club, stitched by eight tailors without any charge for their labour. The exercise was supported by the Baksa district administration.
With Agency inputs