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The first Independence Day 1947 flag hoisted at Fort St George to be preserved by ASI

Placed in an air tight wooden-glass showcase, the flag is surrounded by six bowls of silica gel to regulate humidity and absorb moisture all the time.

The first Independence Day 1947 flag hoisted at Fort St George to be preserved by ASI

The first Independence Day 1947 flag hoisted at Fort St George to be preserved by ASI

The only surviving vintage national flag in India, hoisted at Fort St George here on the first Independence day on August 15 1947, is being conserved by the Archaeological Survey of India through multi-pronged efforts.

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