Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bangladesh sets Guinness World Record in chorus national anthem singing

DHAKA, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi volunteers along with the country's head of the government on Wednesday sang the national anthem in chorus in capital Dhaka on the country's Independence Day in a bid to breach Guinness World Record.
Organizers said 254,681 volunteers from the Bangladesh Army, educational institutions and the general public sang the national anthem in chorus at about 11:00 a.m. local time.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, accompanied by a large number of her cabinet members, also sang in unison the national anthem -- " Amar Sonar Bangla Ami Tomai Bhalobash (My Golden Bengal, I Love You).."
Organizers had earlier said the main objective of this event was not only to celebrate Bangladesh's Independence Day which falls on Wednesday but also to show the world the inner strength and unity of the people of the nation.
According to the organizers, previously in May 2013 an Indian organization had set a Guinness Book record by arranging the singing of the Indian national anthem by 121,653 people.
Bangladesh's Ministry of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Bangladesh Army and other government and non-government organizations arranged the event titled "Lakho Konthe Sonar Bangla (Sonar Bangla in tens of thousands of voices)."
After successful completion of the incredible event, the organizers said all the relevant documents and images will be sent to the Guinness World Record committee for validation.
Guinness-accredited representatives were present to oversee the event.
Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi volunteers in December last year formed the world's biggest national flag in a bid to breach Guinness World Record.

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