World Record Created by Singing National Anthem

IAS Prelims 2023

Over 3.5 lakh people set a new world record by singing the national anthem at an event at Kagvad in Rajkot, Gujarat.

The occasion was the installation of the idol of goddess Khodiyar at the newly-built Khodal Dham temple in the town.

Earlier, 2,54,537 people had sung the national anthem in Bangladesh in 2014 and set a record. That record was broken now.

The trust also set two new records for the Limca Book of Records by organising the longest (40 kilometres) ‘Shobha Yatra’ and a 1,008- kund mahayagna.

Goddess Khodiyar is particularly revered by the Leuva Patel community.

The temple was built at a cost of Rs. 60 crore.