LAHORE, Pakistan — More than 24,000 Pakistanis Monday formed the world’s largest “human national flag” in the eastern city of Lahore, smashing a five-year-old record set in Hong Kong, officials said.
A total of 24,200 people stood up in the national hockey stadium, Lahore to make the green and white Pakistani standard, smashing the 2007 record set by 21,726 people in Hong Kong.
“It’s amazing, amazing display of unity of 24,200 people here in Lahore tonight,” Guinness World Records adjudicator Gareth Deaves told a cheering crowd.
“Every single one of you holds this record,” he said, handing over the certificate to Punjab provincial government representative Hamza Shahbaz Sharif.
On Saturday night 42,813 people in the national hockey stadium sang the national anthem together, smashing the previous best of 15,243 held by India.
‘Mosaic Picture of Shahi Fort’
A total of 1,936 Pakistani students broke the record of the largest picture mosaic formed by people at the hockey stadium on the same day.
The picture mosaic was of the Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort) and the official announcement of the new record was made by a representative from the Guinness World Records.
The previous records was held by Ansley McEvoy and her friends and family in South Carolina, USA.