DelhiDesk The Tricolor flag that is hoisted at the Red Fort on Republic Day is made at the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha in Hubballi’s Bengeri, India’s only Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)-recognised national flag manufacturing unit. The entire process of making the national flag, from cutting, stitching, printing to designing, is done by women, and the Asok Chakra is printed on the Tricolour. The unit has been in operation since 1957 and is responsible for supplying national flags to every state, adorning the Parliament and the offices of all central ministries.
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👉 While watching the Tricolour Being unveiled at the iconic Red Fort on Republic Day, many of us would have wondered where it is made.
👉 Not many would know that the Tricolor at the Red Fort comes from Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha.
👉 It supplies the national flag for the ceremonial unfurling at the Red Fort on Republic Day and the one raised on the Kartavya Path every year.
👉 The entire process takes place at this institute. The flag is made on a 3:2 ratio.
👉 There are a total of nine sizes for national flags.
👉 From cutting, stitching, printing to designing, every single work that goes into making the national flag is done by women.
👉 According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, flags come embossed with the ISI certification.
👉 The certified national flags made here go to every state, adorn the Parliament and the offices of all the central ministries.
👉 As much as 95 per cent of our staff are women.
👉 The manufacturing unit was established in 1957.
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