Gandhi Mandap: National flag half-mast to mourn demise of Tarun Gogoi


GUWAHATI: Assam Government on Monday announced three-day mourning on the demise of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Following that the third tallest flag in the country is seen flying half-mast at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had announced that the state government would observe three-day State mourning in honour of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi.

It is to be mentioned that the 9,600 sq ft flag stands on a 319.5 ft flag pole at Gandhi Mandap, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi atop the Sarania Hill in the heart of Assam’s principal city. The tip of the flag pole from the base of the hill is about 300 meters, making it the tallest from the mean sea level.