Andhra Pradesh

An iconic structure that inspires patriotism

Health Minister Vidadala Rajani, MLA Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy and Collector Siva Sankar Lotheti at the installation of the flagpole, at Narsaraopet on Sunday.

Health Minister Vidadala Rajani, MLA Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy and Collector Siva Sankar Lotheti at the installation of the flagpole, at Narsaraopet on Sunday. | Photo Credit: T. VIJAYA KUMAR

The gateway to Palnadu district, a town steeped in valour and tradition, has now got a new attraction, the Tricolour fluttering atop a 100-foot flagpole and a beautiful park.

On the eve of the 75th Independence Day, Collector Siva Sankar Lotheti thought it befitting to install the national flag atop the flagpole set up on a pedestal at the intersection of Guntur and Narasaraopet road, that could well become the most popular point in the town.

Mr. Siva Sankar had earlier organised a rally with the national flag measuring 1,000 metres on the main road in the town, an event that triggered enthusiasm among the people.

Minister for Health Vidadala Rajani said the iconic flag would inspire people to reminisce the many sacrifices made by the freedom fighters. The Minister later felicitated the donors of the flag and those who contributed towards construction of the park.

MLA of Narasaraopet Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy spoke.


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