India has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for waving 78,220 national flags simultaneously on 23 April 2022 at a function held at Jagdishpur in Bihar to pay tribute to Veer Kunwar Singh, a hero of the 1857 war for independence
India has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for waving 78,220 national flags simultaneously on 23 April 2022 at a function held at Jagdishpur in Bihar to pay tribute to Veer Kunwar Singh, a hero of the 1857 war for independence against British rule.
To at the “Veer Kunwar Singh Vijayotsav” programme at Duler Ground in Jagdishpur, Bhojpur, Bihar.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Culture under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', the 75th anniversary of India's Independence.
The attempt was witnessed by representatives of the Guinness Book of World Records and attendees were asked to wear bands for the physical identification. The complete event is documented in video form.
In his address on the occasion, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisioned that in 2047, India should lead globally and this can be our true tribute to all brave freedom fighters like Veer Kunwar Singh.
Kunwar Singh was also a great social reformer and he had placed the idea of welfare of the backward and downtrodden before the nation at that time.
“History has been unjust to Babu Kunwar Singh, as he was not given the place he deserved, based on his valour, merit and sacrifice. However, today the people of Bihar have paid their tribute to Babu ji and have once again immortalized Veer Kunwar Singh's name in history.” The minister said.
Babu Veer Kunwar Singh emerged as a prominent leader of the Indian freedom struggle of 1857, who even at the age of about 80, fought bravely against the British colonial rule. He belonged to the Ujjayini dynasty of the Parmar Rajputs of Jagdishpur, a part of present day Bhojpur district in Bihar.
At the age of 80, he led a selected band of armed soldiers against troops under the command of the British East India Company.
Union Ministers RK Singh, Ashwini Choubey and Nityanand Rai were also present during this historic programme.
Thousands of people gathered at the event raised the tricolor for five minutes and sang the national song 'Vande Mataram'.
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