5,857 Pakistani’s proudly sang National Anthem!
KARACHI: Enthusiasts gathered in Karachi to create a new record for the most number of people singing a national anthem simultaneously – and they succeeded.
5,857 people gathered at a stadium in Khadda market area of Karachi and beat the previous record of 5,248, achieved by students, staff, faculty and alumni of MSU-IIT (Philippines) who sang ‘Lupang Hinirang’ Philippines’ National Anthem, at the MSU-IIT gymnasium, in Iligan, Philippines, on 1 September 2009.
The record breaking attempt was organized online using Facebook and Twitter and even included a last minute tweet frenzy as the record-attempt faced failure of falling short 147 people.
In the end, the required number of people gathered at the spot and as the clock struck 12, everyone started singing the national anthem “Pak sar zameen” to mark Pakistan’s 64th independence day and make a new world record.