Robi Axiata Ltd, in partnership with the Bangladesh Army, announced the creation of the world’s biggest Bangladesh Flag, to be revealed at the National Parade Ground, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, on Victory Day.
This incredible attempt will start on the morning of 16th December with nearly 30,000 volunteers who will help to create the flag.
Each person will hold up a coloured placard and the 30,000 people will collectively create the largest flag in world and shatter a standing Guinness World Record. The main objective of this event is not only to celebrate Victory Day this year but also show the world the inner strength and unity of the people of Bangladesh, says a press release.
If the event is successful it will be recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Previously the largest human national flag was created in Pakistan, on 21 October 2012, with 24,200 participants attending the Punjab Youth Festival at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. The placards, held above their heads, collectively depicted the Pakistani national flag.
A Guinness-accredited auditor will be present to oversee the attempt. After successful completion of the event all relevant documents and images will be sent to the Guinness World Record committee for validation.
Speaking at the press conference, Robi Chief Financial Officer, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, thanked Major General Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy, Bir Bikram, ndc, psc, 9 Infantry Division and Area Commander, Savar Area, who was present at the press briefing as chief guest, and other officials of the Bangladesh Army for their all-out support in the initiative. He continued that “through this event we can show the world that despite all perceived shortcomings we have discipline and unity and the strength that drives this proud nation to uphold its national flag for take its place in history.”
Among others present at the press briefing were Robi Chief Human Resource Officer, Matiul Islam Nowshad; Faridur Reza Sagor, Managing Director, Impress Telefilm Ltd.; Zafar Sobhan, Editor, Dhaka Tribune; and Muhammed Rezaul Huq, Director and COO, Radio Foorti; long with other top officials of the respective organisations and Robi.