Bangladesh breaks world record singing of national anthem by 254,681 people at parade square on March 26, 2014 as nation celebrating 43th Independence day.
‘Lakho Konthe Sonar Bangla’ was the slogan of this national event. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ministers, MPs, armed forces officials joined the ceremony at the National Parade Square.
This historical Bangladesh Anthem Singing started at 11.20am Wednesday as tens of thousand of people sing “Amar Sonar Bangla Ami Tomai Bhalobashi”
The last Guinness Book record was the singing Indian National Anthem by 121653 on May 6, 2013 organized by Sahara India Pariwar
The Cultural Ministry of Bangladesh attempted to surpass the feat by getting a far larger body of people to sing its own national anthem.
People from different corner of Dhaka city as well as Bangladesh gathered at the National Parade Square since morning 6:30 am to make a history.
Representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records observed the entire event. Their report would determine whether it finds a place in the record book.
The Prime Minister came at the venue at 10:30am and joined the chorus of thousand voice.
Before the singing began, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a brief speech, appealed to all present to boost their spirit of independence with the national anthem.
PM greeted all participants along with this big event organizers, political leaders, school, college and university students, Border Guard Bangladesh, police, RAB, Ansar and VDP personnel, garment workers, women, children, and cultural activists.
The National Parade Square ground was divided into 15 sectors to maintain order.
Every participant was given a cap and a bag containing the national flag, a certificate, and a card containing the national anthem and relevant rules, water bottle, juice, and saline.
A big screen, set up in each sector, showed the strength of the gathering at regular intervals.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain, former planning minister AK Khandker, Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid Bipu, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Army Chief Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, Navy Chief Muhammad Farid Habib and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, and the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Mahbubul Haque Shakil were on the stage.
Some people fell ill in the sun. At least 30 were treated in a medical camp set up by the army at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
The Cultural Affairs Ministry was in charge of the programme, while the army was tasked with the management.