Bangladesh Breaks World Record for Largest Flag

world record human flag, dhaka 16 Dec 2013

picture – Bangladesh Sangbad Sangsta

On Monday the 16th while celebrating the 42nd Independence Day, Bangladesh also broke the world record for the largest national flag. The flag was made up of red and green placards held up by the 27,117 volunteers from the Bangladesh Army, Educational Institutions and members of the public, gathered in the National Parade Ground at the capital, Dhaka. The volunteers held the cards aloft for 6 minutes and 16 seconds. The event, organised by the Bangladesh army and Robi Axiata was held to celebrate Victory Day and demonstrate the spirit and unity of the Bangadeshi people, and was witenessed by an accredited auditor of the Guinness World Records.

The record for the largest human flag was previously heldĀ  by the 24,200 participants attending the Punjab Youth Festival at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan on 21 October 2012.

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