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Bangladesh sets largest human flag record

  • Published at 06:15 am December 16th, 2013
Bangladesh sets largest human flag record

Bangladesh formed its largest human flag on the occasion of the Victory Day on Monday, taking the country to greater heights after independence in 1971.

A total of 27,117 civilian and military volunteers formed the red and green flag at the National Parade Ground in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar of the capital.

This feat now awaits official acknowledgement of the Guiness Book of World Records to break the previous Pakistani record set with 24,200 volunteers.

The volunteers held the flag proudly up for a staggering six minutes and sixteen seconds, according to an audit officer of Guiness at scene. 

Photo: A screen shot from the rehearsal before making the Guinness World Record

Monday marked the 43rd Victory Day for Bangladesh, but the first after “justice for 1971” with war criminal Abdul Quader Molla executed.

This year, the traditional national Victory Day parade was postponed for security reasons in the wake of widespread violence ahead of the January 5 national elections.

In its place, Robi Axiata Limited, in partnership with Bangladesh Army, took up the initiative to achieve the feat for the largest human flag of the world.

Dhaka Tribune is a media partner of the event.