35,000 Nepalis form human national flag for world record
KATHMANDU, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — Over 35,000 Nepalis congregated in a centrally big square here on Saturday to form a large human national flag to establish a new Guinness World Record.
The Human Values for Peace and Prosperity (HVPP), a local NGO, is the main organizer of this even under the theme “Breaking the record to unite the hearts”. Bhawesh Khanal, president of the HVPP told Xinhua that they want to piece together a world’s largest human flag to make Nepalese citizens to love their motherland more.
It was reported that about 29,000 Pakistani nationals pieced together the biggest human national flag on the earth in February this year.
People from all walks of life registered their names to hold bits and pieces of the national flag. Organizers hoped that this event can give much needed message of unity, harmony and brotherhood to the whole Nepal, home to more than 26 million people.
It is introduced that except for students, every volunteer has to pay one U.S. dollar to participate the grogram. According to organizers, the Guinness World Record Committee had agreed not to assign its officials to go to Nepal to take the evidence which, instead, will partly be aerial videos through a helicopter flying over Tundikhel, the venue of the event.
The purpose is simple - to cut expense. Those saved money will be donated to those victims in recent natural disaster including floods and landslides that had killed about 120 villagers all over the country.
Some young participants excitedly told Xinhua that they were very happy to be on the spot and they are proud of being a Nepali.
The Kathmandu Post, a local English daily reported Saturday that the flag was 128 meters wide and 168 meters long.
As the only non-rectangle national flag in the world, Nepal’s national flay includes three colors — red, white and blue. Enditem