Finally the month of ramzan is over. Its been a busy ramzan mainly due to the national anthem world record event.
Initially when the idea first came to my mind, i did a little research to see if any such event has taken place any where else in the world. Googling it a bit, made me land on the Guinness World Record website, and where i found that the record for "most people singing a national anthem" was with India, where 104637 sung "vande matram"
My initial thought was that if we do this event on the night of 13th August 2011, just on the night of our independence day, we can find enough people on the streets to break this record.
At that time I was unaware about the counting methods we would required to count and other such requirements that we would need to fulfill for GWR (Guinness World Record)
However, I was confident that we can do it with the help of friends and people as we are nation of 18 carore and only karachi has a population of 2 carore and it was only 1% of karachi population.
I contacted my friend abid beli and put forward this idea to him. He bought the idea instantly and started working towards this project.
Our initial start took from facebook , where we created an event page and started inviting our friends and family to the event page.
At first i was of the opinion that may be not many people would be encouraging of the idea as this was a huge task , gathering more than one lac ten thousand people.
However, with in a couple of days of launching this idea our facebook page had an attending of around 2000 people, average 500 people per day.
People were appreciative of the idea and were praises for the idea.
This realy built up my confidence that this can be done.
A few people were worried about security - understandably , because of the conditions we were going thru. Osama bin laden recently caught from abbotabad and pakistan naval head quareter came under attack.
However, more people started to appear of the facebook event page and it gave us a ray of hope that this can be done.