Back in 1946, the Congress held one of its last major sessions at Meerut’s Victoria Park, months before India’s Independence. At the end of the session, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru entrusted Maj Gen GR Nagar (inset) with the khadi tricolor that was used at the meeting. Ever since, the Nagar family has been safeguarding the 9×14 foot flag which features the full charkha.

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