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Second tallest National Flag hoisted at Police Academy

The Indian Air Force Surya Kiran aerobatics display team flies in formation past an Indian national flag during the inauguration of Aero India 2009 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore on February 11, 2009. Aero India 2009 is aimed at bringing under one roof exhibitors from all around the globe to showcase the best in aviation. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Aruna Bahuguna, Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Shivrampally today unfurled tri-colour  with all honours on a specially designed 100 feet flag mast during a ceremonial parade convened for the purpose.


The mast weighs 109 ton and stands at 620.89 mtrs height from the mean sea level. It was erected on Vallabh Sikhar, which is the highest point of the Academy. The flag measures 20” by 30”. The tri-colour will not be lowered in the evening and the flag will be illuminated by flood lights throughout. This is the second tallest National Flag mast erected in this part of the country. The flag is visible from the surrounding areas, i.e., the P.V. Narasimha Rao flyover and the Bangalore Highway.


On the occasion, 109 IPS Probationers of 68 RR and 15 foreign police trainee officers fromBhutan, Nepal and Malidives and families of the faculty were present and saluted the tri-colour. The Director interacted with the Probationers and emphasized the importance of the nation building and patriotic zeal. (NSS)