This Article is From Feb 16, 2014

Pakistan breaks Guinness world record of largest human flag

Pakistan breaks Guinness world record of largest human flag
Lahore: Pakistan today regained the Guinness World Record of making the largest human flag with participation of 29,040 people at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore.

29,040 students gathered in the rainy weather at the stadium on the call of their school administration.

On becoming world record holders they expressed joy, danced and shouted slogans.

Pakistan had in 2012 created the record of largest human flag with the participation of more than 24,200 people in the Punjab Youth Festival.

Bangladesh later broke it with the participation of 27,117 students and army men.

"The lions of Punjab have taken the country's name above the Himalayas in such a difficult time when it was raining", head of PYF Steering Committee Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said.

"The Punjab government has established an endowment fund of Rs 2 billion for talented youngsters to follow their dream. If you want to be a cricketer or a badminton player, the PML-N government is there is support you," he added.

Guinness Adjudicator Leo and Maria Anataalia after counting through the line and rows of the formation declared the first Guinness World Record of largest human flag for Pakistan.