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More than 35,000 Nepalese set for official attempt for Guinness World Record for the biggest human national flag

2014-08-24
More than 35,000 Nepalese set for official attempt for Guinness World Record for the biggest human national flag
KATHMANDU, Nepal–In an official attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest human national flag and send a message of national unity to Nepali people living around the globe, thousands of people assembled at Tundikhel, Kathmandu, on Saturday.
More than, 35,000 people carrying coloured placards amassed at Tundikhel to form the patterns of the Nepali flag.
 
The crowd comprised mostly students, but other participants included doctors, government workers, politicians and business executives — all of whom stood for hours in an open area. According to the event's organizers, more than 35,000 people were estimated to have formed Nepal's flag, shaped as two red triangles with a blue border. Nepal is the only country whose flag is not quadrilateral.
The current record is held by Pakistani nationals. At the call of Punjab Youth Festival 2014, 28,957 participants formed the Pakistani flag in February 15, 2014, at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, according to Guinness World Record site says.
 
Nepal’s attempt at the record was documented from a chopper. The video content recorded in during the course of making the flag will be collected and sent to Guinness Book of World Records as proof, Bhabesh Khanal, the chairman of the event organising committee, says.
The organiser plans to send signatures of the chairperson of Maiti Nepal Anuradha Koirala, lyricist of the national anthem Byakul Miala and Mega Bank Chief Executive Officer Anil Shah with the video footage, he adds.
Saturday’s human flag was measured at 128 metres wide and 168 metres long. The flag covered an area of 238,455 sq ft, according to organizer.


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