On May 07, 2022, atop a monumental flagpole measuring 108 feet installed at IIT Delhi, the national flag ‘Tiranga’ of size 20 feet by 30 feet, weighing 11 kg was hoisted. Mr. Naveen Jindal, Founder, Flag Foundation of India and Chairman, Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) hoisted the national flag in the presence of the Institute's senior functionaries, employees and the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya.
While the IIT Delhi alumni and the Flag Foundation of India have contributed to support the installation of the monumental flagpole, an IIT Delhi incubated startup SWATRIC has engineered the flag fabric material and design.
The Flag Foundation of India has installed monumental national flags at various locations in the country using the advanced flag fabric developed by SWATRIC. These flags are under observation for their durability.
"SWATRIC has been successful in improving the strength and seam quality, and making the flag weight lighter by 30%," said Prof. Bipin Kumar, Textile and Fibre Engineering Dept., IIT Delhi and Mentor, SWATRIC.