The tallest national banner in Himachal Pradesh is situated at the private Dalhousie Public School settled amidst the grandly delightful Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas. The banner, situated at a tallness of more than 108 feet, has developed as the new personality of Dalhousie, one of north India’s acclaimed slope stations.
Made of sewed polyester silk, the tricolor is flown round-the-clock and the banner post is lit in the night by two metal halide lights of 400 watt each by school powers under whose locale the region falls in.
Introduced in October 2014 by Vice Admiral Anurag G. Thapliyal, Director General of the Indian Coast Guard, who was the main visitor at the school’s annaul day, the banner is 7000 feet above mean ocean level and amajor fascination for both vacationers and understudies.
The banner, which weighs 8.5 kilograms and has a measurement of 20 feet by 30 feet, has been given by the Mumbai-based Flag Corporation and secured with the assistance of the Flag Foundation of India. The pole was given by the Chandigarh-based Bajaj Electricals India Ltd.
As indicated by Dr. G.s.Dhillon, the main of the Dalhousie Public School, the tricolor implies a “solid India” and imparts a “feeling of solidarity and honesty” among school understudies, going to sightseers and young people of the range.
Essential Dhillon further said, “There are such a large number of fascinating and imperative parts of a nation that are portrayed through the national banner. Thus, the school chose to have the banner on its grounds. The emotions that are evoked when we see the national banner are of extraordinary enthusiastic enthusiasm. The school understands that the engravings made at a youthful age have the most enduring impact.”
Dr Dhillon said that a group from Bajaj Electricals India Ltd.inspected the territory where the banner pole must be raised.
He said, “Subsequent to doing a recee of the area, they gave us the establishment points of interest which must be finished by the school. An establishment of 10 x 10 feet with profundity of two meters was readied. The pole was transported by street and came dismantled in three sections. It was conveyed to class and conveyed physically to the spot where the erection must be finished. The pole weighs roughly 1500 kilograms. It is comprised of high pliable steel (grade SP 55J0). The steel is excited to give it most extreme quality.”
He included that the banner can hold up under wind speeds up to 170 km/hour and has adaptability of one feet when the winds are savage. “An uncommon against rust zinc covering is done to enhance its life. A specialized group of around 15 individuals touched base in the month of July (2014) to get the banner pole raised. The banner is unmistakable from part of spots in Dalhousie and Khajjiar. The banner is worked through remote control. The steel wires which hold the banner are planned so that any individual can without much of a stretch work the component,” he said.
Dalhousie is spread crosswise over five slopes and was formally settled as a slope station in 1854 by the then British Empire. It was utilized as a mid year retreat for British troops and authorities.
This slope station is gone to by roughly one lakh residential and foreigh sightseers amid the late spring and winter seasons.