With the spirit of patriotism running high on the occasion of the 67th Independence Day celebration, shops in city selling Tricolour and other accessories, after doing brisk business over the past two days, witnessed record sales today.

Many educational institutions, government offices and others bought khadi flags at the Khadi Bhandar on Dhanvanthri road in city where the smallest size of 2ftx3ft costs Rs. 600 apiece, the one measuring 3ftx4.5ft costs Rs. 1,200 each and the biggest measuring 4ftx6ft costs Rs. 1,500.

These Khadi flags come from Karaga village in Dharwad and Bengeri village in Hubli taluk. Indian flag has a ratio of 2:3 (where the length is 1.5 times that of the width). Several other shops across the city, mostly in Mannas Market, sold non-khadi flags made of other fabrics. The ban on the sale and use of plastic flags has been strictly followed, following the DC’s order, warning of legal action against those selling plastic flags.

Sale of tricloured flags, wrist-bands, ribbons, badges and gift-items related to the national festival went on briskly throughout the day.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore