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35,000 converge to create ‘biggest’ flag
Aug 23, 2014-
“This is a historic event. I think we have successfully set a new world record,” said Bhawesh Khanal, president of Human Values for Peace and Prosperity, the event organiser. “Our aim is to show that there is unity among us.”
Fourteen-year-old Nabina Shrestha expressed her joy at being a part of the show. “Like many others, I have drawn the Nepali flag on paper over the years. Today, I got to be one of those who created this biggest flag.”
The flag covered an area of 238,455 sq ft, according to Durgesh Pradhan, a technician who helped design the proceedings. The placards that the participants carried to create the flag’s contours were designed by students from Pulchowk Engineering Campus and Kathmandu Engineering College. The organisers had estimated 35,907 participants--the number deemed necessary to create the design.
The participants, most of whom students, paid an entry-fee of Rs 100. Organisers said some of the amount will be donated to the landslide victims in Sindhupalchok district.
Published: 24-08-2014 09:02