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Bangladesh sets biggest human flag Guinness World Record

English.news.cn   2013-12-16 17:53:03            

DHAKA, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi volunteers have formed the world's biggest national flag in a bid to breach Guinness World Record.

Organizers said 27,117 volunteers from the Bangladesh Army, educational institutions and the general public stood up with red and green placards to form the national flag in Dhaka's National Parade Ground.

The placards, held above their heads, collectively depicted the Bangladeshi national flag.

The participants stood there for 6 minutes 16 seconds, though the requirement for setting a new world record was 5 minutes, they said.

Organizers had earlier said the main objective of this event was not only to celebrate Bangladesh's Victory Day which falls on Monday but also show the world the inner strength and unity of the people of the nation.

According to the organizers, previously the largest human national flag was created in Pakistan on 21 October 2012, with 24, 200 participants attending the Punjab Youth Festival at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan.

Bangladesh's third largest cell phone operator Robi Axiata Limited in collaboration with the Bangladesh Army organized the event.

After successful completion of the incredible event, organizers said all the relevant documents and images will be sent to the Guinness World Record committee for validation.

A Guinness-accredited auditor was present to oversee the creation of national human flag.

Editor: Hou Qiang
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