Students gather on University Road to set a new anthem record

Published: August 9, 2012

As part of the Independence Day celebrations, Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) members along with other students clad in shades of green and white, participated in a rally at Karachi University.

KARACHI: In an attempt to set a new world record, thousands of students gathered on Tuesday morning at University road and sang the national anthem. Though there was a great display of patriotism at the event, the target of setting a new record could not be achieved.

Last year, around 5,857 people gathered at a stadium in Khadda market and set the world record for the most number of people singing a national anthem simultaneously. However, the record was broken earlier this year. On January 25, around 15,243 people in Aurangabad, India, simultaneously sang the country’s national anthem. The organisers of this year’s event claimed that they succeeded in gathering around 10,000 students, which means that the record made in India stands.

As part of the Independence Day celebrations, Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) members along with other students clad in shades of green and white, participated in a rally at Karachi University. They marched from the administration block to the Silver Jubilee gate with a 146-feet long flag. Hundreds of students from the neighbouring NED University of Engineering and Technology joined them at University road. The celebrations continued till noon and the students dispersed to their respective universities after singing the national anthem together.

Soon after the event ended, a clash erupted between IJT and Imamia Students Organisaion (ISO) in which 10 students were injured.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Ali
    Aug 9, 2012 - 2:33AM

    Hey guys you set the record…Indians are 1.35 billion and Pakistanis are 175 million…
    Congratulations

    Now I invite all Indians who care more about what is happening in Pakistan can comment here…

    Well don’t forget another Daud will emerge from Assam as you killed many innocent Muslims … We ll not forget this once

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  • Faraz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 7:20AM

    @Ali:
    What is the point of your comment? Can’t you do something constructive instead of talking Jihad all the time? Learn to clean you own house first before pointing fingers at others.

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  • Frustrated
    Aug 9, 2012 - 1:31PM

    Well done guys

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  • Frustrated
    Aug 9, 2012 - 1:31PM

    wellllllllllllllll

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  • Nabil Khan
    Aug 9, 2012 - 4:40PM

    10000 students from KU + 6000 from NED…that makes 16000… correct your information before posting anything… plus this event was organised by NED, not by KU… and the KU students joined the NEDians at the University Road, not the NEDians joined KUrians…

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  • Tanzeel
    Aug 9, 2012 - 4:40PM

    lol @ Last line: Soon after the event ended, a clash erupted between IJT and Imamia Students Organisaion (ISO) in which 10 students were injured

    United we stand :)

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  • ali.sindhi
    Aug 9, 2012 - 4:55PM

    great Islam on sale Patriotism on sale on in land of pure have you seen ostrich when his head in sand and thinks all well…. not impressed

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  • T. Adnan
    Aug 9, 2012 - 7:14PM

    “Soon after the event ended, a clash erupted between IJT and Imamia Students Organisaion (ISO) in which 10 students were injured”. We don’t need any record breaking by singing the national anthem. We should act as a nation and should have a unity among us.

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  • MZZ
    Aug 9, 2012 - 7:46PM

    Hats off for Jamiat to organize such a program!!

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  • Hudaa M
    Aug 9, 2012 - 11:17PM

    This was a purely non political event… none of the students political parties were responsible for its organization… and the clash that followed just proves that the success of the event was unbearable for some ”people” … it was a fantastic event,full of patriotism and zeal… so what if we failed to break the record?? (which i severely doubt as over 10,000 KUrians and many many NEDians were present here) we did manage to gather such a huge strength at one place… we’ll do better next time inshAllah =)

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  • Sharmeen
    Aug 10, 2012 - 12:57PM

    Wow i thought it was combine effort of NED+KU students. Btw Good job for not doing your research properly!

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  • Syed Ahmed
    Aug 12, 2012 - 1:55AM

    as always some people who were against the creation of Pakistan like IJT showed their true color on the day by sowing sectarianism and attacking students of one sect

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  • Faizan Mateen
    Aug 15, 2012 - 1:13AM

    There were 16000 students gathered at university road ! rectify ur information … Pakistan Stands and wud Stand Inshallah :)

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