Giant Tricolour to be unfurled at Odisha varsity on R-Day

Bhubaneswar: Meeting a long-time demand by the students, authorities have decided to unfurl a giant Tricolour on premises of the Utkal University on the occasion of 71st Republic Day.

The Tricolour measuring 20X30 feet will be hoisted atop the 100 feet-high flagpole installed at the university.

An official in the varsity said that this will be the second largest National Flag in Bhubaneswar after KIIT University and it will be on permanent display.

However, nothing is clear so far about the person who will hoist the Tricolour on January 26.

Sources said that the authorities are planning to invite a prominent personality for the flag hoisting programme scheduled tomorrow.

Notably, the students belonging to ABVP had been demanding in past three years to unfurl the Tricolor at campus of the Utkal University. In October last year, the students had gheraoed the Vice-Chancellor to press their demand.

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