Kota coaching students make record on anthem chantjaipur Updated: Aug 16, 2017 20:51 IST
More than 25,000 coaching students sing the national anthem in Kota on the Independence Day.(A.H.Zaidi/HT Photo)
More than 25,000 coaching students of Kota entered the Golden Book of World Records (GBOWR) for singing the national anthem as a group on the Independence Day, officials of an institute said.
The record was categorised as the ‘largest congregation of people studying science which sang the Indian national anthem on the Independence Day.’
The students also created a world record for being the ‘largest congregation of people with face paint stickers of the Tricolour celebrating Independence Day,’ said officials of the Allen Career Institute that organised the event. A team of GBOWR gave provisional certificates for the two records to the organisers.
The students also made five more records for which certificates will be given after verification of the claims. The claimed records include congregation of over 25000 students in the shape of Red Cross, making a heart sign with hands, displaying placards on ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and ‘Green Kota Clean Kota’, and a selfie of and salute to the national flag through mobile phone torchlight.
“The objective behind the event was to strengthen feelings of patriotism and nationalism among the students,” said Allen institute director Naveen Maheshwari.
Kota MP Om Birla, collector Rohit Gupta and Allen institute directors were present on the occasion.
“I have never seen so many students singing national anthem together and it was fun celebrating Independence Day,” said Ankit Verma, a coaching student from Patna who participated in the event.
Hitendra Singh Sindal of Sirohi said, “We sang national anthem with high spirits and are excited to be part of a world record.”
First Published: Aug 16, 2017 20:51 IST