KARACHI: Enthusiasts gathered in Karachi to create a new record for the most number of people singing a national anthem simultaneously - and they succeeded.
According to witnesses and event management, 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 organised online using Facebook and Twitter and even included a last minute tweeting frenzy as the record-attempt faced failure of falling short of a few hundred people.
In the end, the required number of people gathered at the spot and as the clock struck 12, the jubilant crowd started singing the national anthem "Pak sar zameen" to mark Pakistan's 64th independence day and set a new world record.
The record itself will be unofficial until formally recognized by Guinness World Records.
View a video of the complete anthem record here.
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i agree with ravindra; i thought the national anthem had been changed =\
Pakistan Zindabad... Hope in future positive steps and record created at every level of the country
I agree this record is a bit pointless, but ask yourself what have you done really that means something. Only then do you have a right to criticize. Those among us making a true difference, like events like these b/c having fun never killed anyone. Stop being such a buzz kill.
While the young and exuberant optimistic Pakistanis sang the national anthem, their chosen leaders sat in their offices devising new ways to channel state money into their offshore accounts ! This could have been the news item. Both the number of people singing the anthem, as well as the amount of money stolen from Pakistan, are unbeaten records.
Congratulations My Home Land My Love Pakistan!!!!
It gives a great feeling when we see all of us stand united and together, let us forget the ethnic separation issues and will never pop it up Insha Allah, be together for whole life and fight for our rights together as one Pakistani and achieve success in the coming ERA.
Karachi is number one in many many contributions to the country ie Providing maximum taxes, Maximum savings Accounts, Maximum Banking services, Maximum Industrial products, Maximum amount in Zakat in Banks and otherwise in cash, Maximum medical facilities, also specialised, established by local NGOs, providing maximum and unparallel help to flood and earth quake victims (human resources and financially), biggest employment providers to all countrymen and what not.
YEH MERA KARACHI HAI. The whole Pakistan is proud of it and should also follow it.
we always make records in doing simple things.....we have never made a record by inventing something in the field of science. there is nothing to be proud.
And whats the point of this world record? How about collecting 6000 young people to clean up the streets?
Congratulation Pakistanis who made this. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD........... I Love Pakistan too!!!!!!!!!! Allah please save this country from bad and corrupt people..................... May this country be a true Islamic and a Peaceful country...................
The best part of news for me was the twittering and facebook usage and I am wondering whether the social media can get together the youth of Pakistan for a "Change"
misleading headline - i thought pakistan has changed its original anthem.
Congratulation Pakistanis who made this. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD
it was good but i wish it would be in national dresses, that would have added spice to it :) Anyways, ANOTHER CHANGE REQUIRED PLEASE .... ITS NOT 64th independence day, its 65th independence day :) ".....My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits....." (Al-Baqarah:126) Happy 65th Independence Day :)
@Rehan: You mean to say people who actually volunteer for charity organizations or take up a cause like protecting minorities and underprivileged people were NOT there at the event? Before making assumptions please know what you are talking about. Just because so many people came out to celebrate an event without any political, corporate or academic reasons and purely for a national cause doesn't mean they have no life-worth for others. Many people over there are actually helping the society in more ways than you can imagine.
@Saad Durrani: I never said I was an activist :) I just meant that if these people had the energy and time to gather and sing a song - which mind you has lost its meaning for a lot of young people today - then shouldnt this activism be used more productively. I might have appreciated it more if the gathering had been to mourn all the lives lost in Karachi in just the last 2-3 months and the anthem was sung as a reminder of what the country stood for, the sacrifices that shaped it and a renewed commitment to do better.
Well I am feeling proud of the fact ! But there is one thing I need to mention this is 65th Independence Day. Not 64th :) Pakistan Zindabad !!! <3 <3 <3
@Rehan: We're doing that too. So before you start criticizing everything you DON'T see happening before you, try appreciating what you DO see.
@Rehan, sure a sane advice, start by taking the lead. so much for lecturing when u didnt even do anything, atleast Karachites had this much spirit.
bravo ! :) :D
Will all this celebration bring some improvement in our conduct and responsibility? I have all myt doubts. We have celebrated another event as a ritual.
pakistan zindabad inshallah we will break every record like this pakistan zindabad!!!
we karachi rocks
@Sadaf: I wonder where were you when the same bus was on fire. Pointing is easy, my friend.
@Sadaf: Absolutely right, Sadaf, the people can also gather in this way in order to fight terrorism and against terrorists, because only Unity is the only solution against this menace of terrorism in Karachi.
Can I gag! Where were these 5857 people when a bus filled with passengers was set on fire? http://tribune.com.pk/story/230299/one-person-burnt-alive-as-seven-vehicles-set-ablaze-in-karachi/
Great spontanious move by the youth, good signs. Pakistan zindabad. We are a nation of patriots. Forever. We will bring our house in order by our determination. Love to all fellow pakistanis. Great people.
Hope this will now translate into doing something meaningful for the nation, in terms of decisive action!
Welldone, every positive news welcome!
Let’s keep the sprit of Pakistan high. Pakistan is made to progress along with other countries in the world. Inshallah, we will overcome the current problems and crises and a day will come in the life of a common man when he will say that there is no better country in the world than “Pakistan”.
And what difference that will make in the lives of average Pakistani, nothing more then useless jingoism. Oh yeah by the way the reason they were short of initially 2000 people was may be ticket price for the event.
It's always good to sing your national anthem in chorus but it would have been much better had these mostly young people had marched towards the GHQ Rawalpindi on the independence day and asked the Generals to "Stay Away" from politics, governance, foreign policy, defence policy and of course manufacturing corn flakes!. No one except the Pakistani youth can send the army to the barracks but sadly they have got their priorities all terribly messed up.
@Midhat: 110% agreed !! long live Pakistan =))
We know it is the most iconic song but since when did "Dil Dil Pakistan" become our national anthem?
I was there and it was amazing, storm, kesc's loadshedding didn't stop us :D
I mean seriously, nothing - NOTHING brings tears to my eyes except for the love and my passion for my country. I feel bad that there are more haters than lovers of our country. But I know, if needed, I'll even go and wage a Jihad for my country. As this country has always been there for me to hide me in. Provide me shelter. I owe my life to this country. It has given me the warmth of a home I couldn't find. May Allah shower His countless blessings on this country! <3
Congrats................couldn't be more proud of you. May ALLAH (SWT) bless and protect you all.....stay united.
Pakistan Zinda Baad
Please make the correction. The first National Anthem that was sung when clock struck 12 was to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day, not to break the world record. The record was broken one hour later when required number of people were gathered at the stadium.
Bravo! Pakistan Zindabad!
Am in love with U Pakistan
Blind patriotism! How about these youth actually do something really patriotic for Pakistan, like volunteer at a charity hospital, or take up cases of minorities and women who have been victimized by our society. Regards, Rehan
Please change the title and replace Karachi with Pakistan i.e. rename it to "Pakistan creates new anthem record". I was there and will remember the moment for my entire life. Pakistan Zindabad!!!
Correct please the time was 1:00 am when people sang. Thank you.
Yes With the Help of PTI
A better picture would have been nice :(
Wuhooo... yeh another World record by Pakistanis. Spot on...
PAKISTAN ZINDABAD - EVEN WITH INCLEMENT WEATHER THIS NATION DID IT IS GREAT. THAT GOES TO SHOW WITH DETERMINATION WE CAN DO EVERYTHING.
bravo :) I wish I was there, but I am a little too far away, love you pakistan
Bravo... Long live Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Great spirit guys! :)
Pak sar Zameen Shad bad...Long Live Pakistan!!
Please change the article's title to: Pakistan creates new anthem record :)