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O.P. JGU & Flag Foundation of India create the Largest Human Waving National Flag, set a New Guinness World Record

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In a record-breaking event on March 19, 2024, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in collaboration with the Flag Foundation of India (FFI), created the largest human waving national flag surpassing all previous Guinness World Records. The event saw the certified participation of 7368 students and staff of JGU which was endorsed by the Officials of the Guinness World Records organization.  

The Adjudicator for the Guinness World Records Rishi Nath, who was present on the campus to certify the event said, “JGU & FFI is now the record holder for this activity, and I am pleased to endorse their effort that this new record will be a part of the Official Guinness Book of World Records.”

This landmark event was organized by JGU in collaboration with FFI, a non-profit organization dedicated to rekindling the Indian spirit of nationalism. It is pertinent to mention that in 2004, after a protracted legal battle fought by Mr. Naveen Jindal (Industrialist, sportsman & Member of Parliament), the Supreme Court of India ruled that the display of the national flag by every citizen on all days of the year, a fundamental right. Thereafter, he founded the Flag Foundation of India.

Speaking on the occasion, Naveen Jindal, who is also the founder chancellor of JGU said, “I congratulate the Flag Foundation of India and O.P Jindal Global University who have successfully created a new Guinness World Record for the largest human image of a waving national flag. The Tiranga embodies our modem democratic, secular, and liberal values, which should be embraced by all Indians in their endeavor to build a strong and progressive India, which would take its rightful place in the world.  It is important to display our National Flag not only at significant public buildings but also at our homes to showcase our national pride and unity. When we display the flag, we rise above narrow considerations of religion, caste, language, region, etc. and it reminds us of being, first and foremost, an Indian. At the same time, it represents every Indian religion, language, culture and region and is thus the greatest symbol of our ‘unity in diversity’.

According to Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, VC the event was held to mark the 15th anniversary of the university. “It is indeed an occasion that befits our 15th anniversary and marks our commitment to excellence and innovation. The recognition by the Guinness World Records reinforces our commitment to building a robust India through education.”

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