Chorus of 10,000 aims for Guinness record

Chorus of 10,000 aims for Guinness record

Thousands of children on Friday gathered at a stadium here to create a world record by singing the state anthem in unison.

More than half the ground at the Kittur Rani Chennamma stadium in Jayanagar was filled with vocalist swearing school uniforms.

The organisers said 10,000 children from various schools and music clubs in Bengaluru were participating in the effort.

The group rehearsed 'Jai Bharata jananiya tanujate' to the cues of a conductor, and then sang the Kuvempu poem at one go.

"Our motive was to bring in awareness about the state anthem and through it show the importance of our culture," said Girish Kumar, who heads the Sri Veena Vani Music School.

Second time

This is the second time the school is attempting to set a Guinness record.

The first time they did this was through an instrumental performance.

"We are expecting the results in three or four days," Kumar told DH.

The children sang the national anthem after the state anthem.

4,000 standing

The event also witnessed about 4,000 people standing together to form a map of India. "We are happy to be part of an event that will lead to a Guinness record," said Raji, mother of twins who took part in the event.

Yogesh (10), one of the singers, said he had not witnessed anything like this before.

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