It is a unique way of celebrating victory and freedom that befits the passions behind the 1971 Liberation War.
Bangladesh on Monday attempted a world record creating the largest 'human flag' with its red-and-green on the 42nd Victory Day.
The world record attempt, organised by mobile telecom operator Robi and the Bangladesh Army, drew in 27,117 persons at the National Parade Ground in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.
Among the participants were army personnel who held up the red centre while students made up the green rectangle.
Significantly the standing record was set by 24,200 youths in Pakistan, a country with which Bangladesh fought a bloody nine-month war to gain independence.
Syed Talat Kamal, Robi’s vice president for Corporate Communication & Media Relations, told bdnews24.com that a team of Guinness officials were present during the attempt on Monday, when Bangladesh observed its 42nd Victory Day.
“But the official confirmation of the record will be announced later after the Guinness officials have completed their evaluation," Kamal said.