Hundreds of thousands of Kanpur residents gathered at the Green Park Stadium on December 10 have sung national anthem in an attempt to break the world record, currently held by Pakistan.
THE ATTEMPT to enter the Guinness Book of World Records was made on Sunday as more than 1, 25, 000 people took part in the national anthem singing programme, held in the city. The patriotic tone of national anthem resonated across the entire city and the event surpassed several previous records.
One such record was made by neighboring nation Pakistan when more than 42,000 people sung their national anthem at Lahore earlier this year on 28th October. A participant, Yogesh Gupta appeared pretty excited over the fact that, such a record that was held by Pakistan previously has now been broken by India.
Gupta told NNIS: “This record was first created by Pakistan and now it will be done by Kanpur; that is the reason we came here to sing national anthem. There will be more than one lakh people.”
More than one lakh people participated in the event and we hope it will definitely be a world record, said Rohit Kohli, one of the organizers of the event.
Similar attempt was made in Aurangabad on January 25 earlier this year when more than fifteen thousand people sung 'Jana Gana Mana'. The event was organized by 'Parivartan' organization and several well known personalities from different fields also participated in the programme.