Chandigarh registers name in Guinness World Record for largest human chain forming Tiranga
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 shape in the air, while they queued themselves in the form of the Human Flag in the presence of the team of 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 with 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.