IMPHAL, Jan 27 - Manipur Chief Minister Nonghtombam Biren Singh hoisted one of the �tallest� and the biggest illuminated Tricolour in the Northeast India as part of the 69th Republic Day celebrations on Friday.
The monumental Tricolour which measures 20 feet by 30 feet was hoisted on a 100-foot-tall pole on the premises of Imphal International Airport, 7 kms south of Imphal on Friday. The flag was arranged by Airport Authority of India (AAI) stationed in Imphal.
The pole has operational lights on the top and the flag would be illuminated with floodlights so that it is clearly visible at night, according to sources from Chief Minister�s Secretariat.
Speaking on the flag hoisting function, the chief minister announced that a flag of similar size and height would also be installed at Civil Secretariat Complex, Mantripukhri, in Imphal after its inauguration.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is progressing well in different fields. Though, Northeast was lagging behind in terms of development in the past, the present government at the Centre had started giving importance to the development of Northeast States by upholding the sense of a united India, he added.
Maintaining that Republic Day was celebrated in all the districts of the State as in other parts of the country, he said, �We need to live together and help each other in order to sustain this unity and strength.�
Chief minister also informed about the event through a tweet in his official Tweeter account which read, �Hoisted the tallest and biggest Illuminated Tricolor Flag on 100 ft. tall (20 ft by 30 ft) at Imphal Airport as part of the celebration of 69th Republic Day of India.�