Pakistan has made the new world record of making the largest balloon flag. Last year, Pakistan Hindu Council had made the Pakistani flag with the help of 60,000 white and green balloons. The balloon measured 40-feet long and 60-meter wide. The large balloon flag was installed in the National Assembly last year.
Parliamentarian Dr. Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday presented the certificate from the Guinness Book of World Record to speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser. Asad Qaiser hailed the undying love and loyalty of the minorities for the country. He expressed the hope that minorities will continue to play their role in the progress and development of Pakistan.
Largest Pakistani flags with balloons
“Dr. Ramesh Kumar has set a world record by preparing the largest flag using balloons in Pakistan’s National Assembly,” Qaiser said.
“This is an expression of their affection and bonding with the country. The entire Pakistani nation pays regards to their sentiments and love,” he added.
Is parcham ke saye talay hum aik hain, hum aik hain. Kudos to our lovely Hindu community for making a world record beating #Pakistani flag made using 90,000 #balloons placed in #NationalAssembly also, it is the largest biggest flag ever made/placed in any #parliament house. pic.twitter.com/DBNHuqSBIk
— Humans Of Pakistan (@humans0fPak) August 6, 2019
Dr. Ramesh Kumar added that he had a heartfelt wish to make the largest Pakistani flag with the help of balloons and gift it to the National Assembly on Independence Day August 14th. He said the Hindu community achieved the ambition last year. He hailed the acknowledgment of Guinness Book of World Record and dedicate the victory to Pakistan and its people.
National Minorities Day
Earlier, the country observed National Minorities Day honor the minority communities as per the vision and ideology of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It was celebrated to recognize the services and sacrifices rendered by religious minorities for the country.
The day is aimed to recognize the contribution and sacrifices of minorities in the creation of Pakistan and nation-building.
It has always been the endeavor of the Government to safeguard fundamental rights, safety, security, honor, life, liberty, and prosperity of minorities in line with the historic speech of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah at the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947.
Interestingly, Jogendra Nath Mandal, the first law minister of Pakistan, presided the assembly session in which Quaid-e-Azam had delivered his keynote speech in which he exhorted the respect and equal rights for the minorities. Quaid-e-Azam wanted him to preside the session to give a strong message of equality for minorities in Pakistan. Since after the creation of Pakistan, Hindu became the minority community in the country.
The Government of Pakistan declared 11 August as National Minority Day in 2009. To mark the day, different events, including seminars and social gatherings, were arranged across the country by members of various religious minorities.
— Zahid Gishkori (@ZahidGishkori) August 5, 2019
PLML-N MPA Hina Butt has submitted a resolution to include the minority heroes in the school curriculum in Punjab Assembly.
Equality before the law: A fundamental right
“According to the Constitution of Pakistan, all citizens have equal rights. In Pakistan even today the people of the minority community are performing the most important services in various fields. Pakistan has made history all over the world by giving this right to the Sikh community. Therefore, the Assembly demands that the hero of minorities be included in the curriculum. Encourage Pakistan’s minority community by including minority heroes in the curriculum,” the resolution said.
Calls have been made on social media to commemorate August 11th as the Equal Citizenship Day instead of National Minority Day in Pakistan, on social media.