First National Flag hoisted by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru goes missing

Written by: Vivek Shukla

New Delhi, August 12: As India is all set to celebrate 68th Independence Day on Friday, August 15 with the National flag hoisting ceremonies across the nation, the first Tricolour hoisted by the first prime minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru has reportedly gone missing.

Venu Rajamony, the Press Secretary to the President, told OneIndia that he has no information about the flag in Parliament or in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

When OneIndia reporter reached National Archives of India, there also he was told that there were many flags but the one Nehru hoisted was not preserved there.

However, a flag hoisted in 1946 by the Indian army soldiers during the historic Bombay Royal Indian Navy Mutiny was found.

Dr Anirudh Pandey, who is associated with the History department of Delhi University said that Indian naval mutiny had shaken the Britishers and the British government realised that it won't be possible to rule India further.

After being disappointed at National Archives, OneIndia reporter reached Central Public Works Department (CPWD) office at Kushak road in Delhi. There also, he was told by an official that he has no information about the first national flag hoisted by Nehru.

With last hope, the reporter reached National Museum at Rajghat, New Delhi. But he could not find the historic flag there too.

So, the question arises that why could India not preserve the most valued and precious national flag, that was hoisted after achieving hard fought independence battle by the freedom fighters?

OneIndia News

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