15-km-long tricolour unfurled by forming human chain in Chhattisgarh

7RAIPUR: Thousands of students and members of several social organisations unfurled a 15-km long national flag by forming a human chain in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur on Sunday, ahead of the Independence day.

The event, organised by Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam Foundation, entered the Champions Book of World Records (for the longest tricolour), a statement issued by government public relations department here said.

Thousands of people, including those belonging to 35 social organisations across the state, and students from various schools created a human chain while holding the 15-km long tricolour from Amapara Chowk to Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, it said.

In the valedictory ceremony of the event, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated the families of martyrs, it said.

On the occasion, former chief ministers Raman Singh and Ajit Jogi, state cabinet ministers, MLAs and other public representatives were present.

At the end of the programme, representatives of the Champions Book of World Records made the announcement of world record and handed over the certificate to the organiser, the statement said. PTI

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