Private mobile operator Robi Axiata Limited with the help of Bangladesh Army created the Guinness World Record while creating the Biggest national human flag with 27,117 people on December 16, 2013 at old airport in the capital Dhaka.

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi students and armed forces held up red and green colored placards in Dhaka’s National Parade Ground last month to create the huge Bangladeshi national symbol.

On December 16, a total of 27,117 people held the flag together for at least five minutes, following instructions provided by Guinness World Records.

Victory Day commemorates the day Bangladesh officially gained independence from Pakistan on December 16, 1971, after a nine-month war that left between 1 million and 3 million people dead.