Chandigarh University and NID foundation set a new Guinness World Record on Saturday for the largest human creation of a national flag in the world at the Chandigarh cricket stadium. This was done in order to celebrate the 75 years of India’s independence. The previous record was held by an institution located in the United Arab Emirates.
The process of creating the national flag and breaking the international record took about 2 hours and 45 minutes. About 5885 students from Chandigarh University, volunteers of the NID Foundation, and other schools and colleges participated in it. The event was witnessed by more than 25,000 people. According to the organizers, the aim of this event is to mark the Independence Day of the country by doing something unique.
Official Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Swapnil Dangarikar, confirmed that the previous world record for the largest human formation of a waving flag was set in 2017 by the GEMS Education in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where 4130 people participated. This record has now been broken by the Chandigarh University and NID Foundation.
After verifying the record, Dangarikar gave the Guinness World Record certificate to Chandigarh University vice chancellor and NID chief patron, Satnam Singh Sandhu, and Chandigarh Administrator, Banwarilal Purohit.
Sandhu said that the initiative was taken under the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. Through the event, they also wished to ignite the spirit of nationalism and patriotism among citizens and motivate people to unfurl the flag on the top of their houses.
There were several other notable guests present for the event including Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture; Dharam Pal, adviser to the UT Administrator, Sarabjit Kaur, Chandigarh Mayor, and other officials from the UT administration.