Guinness World Record

Chandigarh, Aug 13: Guinness World Record for the ‘largest human image of a waving national flag’ was achieved by Chandigarh University and NID Foundation at Chandigarh on Saturday.

Breaking the earlier record of UAE, the new record was made when 5,885 people gathered to achieve the feat. At Chandigarh’s Sector 16 Stadium, Union minister Meenakashi Lekhi was also present.

“The title for this record is ‘Largest Human Image of a Waving National Flag.’ One such record was set in the UAE, years ago. Today, that record has been broken, thanks to the participation of 5,885 people,” said Swapnil Dangarikar, Guinness World Record Official Adjudicator.

More than 25,000 people including youth, kids, and elderly, alike are expected to be present on the occasion.

Guinness World Record

‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India’s independence.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of India’s people, culture, and achievements.

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The programme envisages inspiring Indians everywhere to hoist the national flag at their homes. The aim of the programme is to make the relationship with the national flag a more personal one rather than just keeping it formal or institutional.

The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and promote awareness about the Tricolor.

Earlier, Indian citizens were not allowed to hoist the National Flag except on selected occasions. This changed after a decade-long legal battle by industrialist Naveen Jindal culminated in the landmark SC judgment of January 23, 2004, that declared that the right to fly the National Flag freely with respect and dignity is a fundamental right of an Indian citizen within the meaning of Article 19(1) (a) of the Constitution of India.

Lauding the Centre and the Prime Minister for the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, Naveen Jindal has appealed to every Indian to make ‘Har Din Tiranga’ their motto.