Vijayraghavgarh, a small town in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh, is blessed with simple people with simple living. This time it is not the simplicity but something else from Vijayraghavgarh caught the excitement of the India Book of Records team. The attraction was the scheduled feat of patriotism to be performed by the people of this place on the occasion of the 64th Indian Independence Day. The attempt was the brainchild of Pranjal Gupta and Kanhaiya Events Management.
Performing an attempt on mass participation is never an easy task. An excited India Book of Records adjudicator Diksha Ghosh, reached the city on the early hours of January 26, 2013, amidst the nerve wrecking cold and chilly breeze, just to have a glimpse of the patriotic attempt on such an auspicious occasion.
At 10:00 am, in the presence of MLA Sanjay Pathak, school children, dignified guests and supporters, the function of Independence Day started with March Past by the school children. After the completion of the scheduled events like dance, song, drama etc, the announcement for the mega record event was made.
The flag kit were distributed among the people and the adjudicator and team counted the number of people who were present with their individual kits. The mass attempt of making the flags started at 11:45 am. The enthusiastic people started opening their kits and made the flags as they were already taught by organisers for days. Each flag was 75mm X 50mm with the Ashoka Chakra being in navy blue. The attempt ended up at 12:00 pm. The resultant of the entire record attempt was that a total of 767 people simultaneously made the Indian National Flag. Vijayraghavgarh had created a new record in the history of India Book of Records.
This attempt was the bookmark to an inaugural category as it had never been done in India Book of Records before. Delivering such an attempt requires a lot of things- planning, co-ordination, courage, technique and most importantly proper support. It is never an easy task who does not put efforts at all.
India Book of Records took the greatest pride in adding another shining record to its record book. Pranjal Gupta and Kanhaiya Events Management chipped in with a new category for us and India Book of Records salutes his efforts. Congratulations to them for having successfully completed what they aimed at. But, it should be specially mentioned that the event would not have been as success as it was without the supporting hands of the supporters.