Guinness World Record For World’s Largest Human Formation Of Waving National Flag Created In Chandigarh
Chandigarh on Tuesday witnessed a new world record for having the largest human waving the National Flag of India in a cricket stadium in Sector 16.
The Union Territory got its name registered in the Guinness World Record attempt as it observed the largest human chain forming the Tricolor to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav marking 75 years of Independence of the country. The said the human chain was formed by 7,500 students who dressed up in the form of Tiranga. Union Minister of Culture Meenakshi Lekhi, Administrator of Chandigarh Banwarilal Purohit, and Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt (who is also an Olympic medalist) arrived at the stadium to attend the flag wavering event organised by the NID Foundation and Chandigarh University.
Purohit congratulated all the participants for attaining this title and urged the people to unfurl the national flag at their residences.
The students also made a tricolour-like formation in the air, while they queued up in the form of the Human Flag in the presence of a team of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Swapnil Dangarikar, an official of the Guinness World Records Adjudicator, who was also present at the event verified the record and said, "The previous world record for the largest human image of a waving a national flag-- earlier achieved by GEMS Education in Abu Dhabi, UAE-- has been broken and a new world record has been created by NID Foundation and Chandigarh University in today's event."
UAE achieved the record for the largest human image of a waving national flag with 4130 people, in 2017. However, India has broken the record comfortably with over 5,885 young boys and girls forming the World's Largest Human Image of a Waving National Flag, said the official.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Banwarilal Purohit said that the successful creation of the world record has given a great message to the entire world on the 75th anniversary of India's Independence Day.
S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chief Patron of NID Foundation, and Chancellor of Chandigarh University also congratulated the participants and said that the historic formation of the national flag aptly celebrates the spirit of India's 75th Independence Day under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The programme was attended by more than 25,000 people including youth, kids and the elderly, alike to mark the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of India's people, culture and achievements.
The programme envisages inspiring Indians everywhere to hoist the national flag at their homes. The aim of the programme is to make the relationship with the national flag a more personal one rather than just keeping it formal or institutional. The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and promote awareness about the tricolour.