As Pakistanis, we’re no strangers to world records. Several individuals have made this nation proud by smashing records held by people all across the globe.
Be it most A’s in A’ levels (Ali Moeen Nawazish) or the world’s largest volunteer ambulance service (by the late Abdul Sattar Edhi), we’ve been featured several times in the Guinness Book Of World Records.
But this time, it’s for something special. In support of the cause to provide ‘Internet for All’, Telenor Pakistan and the Beaconhouse School System have collaborated and broken the Guinness World Record title for the ‘Longest Chain of People Clasping Wrists’.
The official attempt to make the new record took place on 29th September 2016 at Jinnah Stadium, Sports Complex Islamabad, where 2,950 participants formed the human chain and kept it intact for 60 seconds.
Telenor Pakistan celebrated the annual ‘Customer First Day’ for the fifth consecutive year. To highlight the responsible use of Internet, Telenor centered its annual day dedicated to customers on taking a stand for Safe Internet.
“We believe it is important to educate and raise awareness on using internet safely so that young people can make wise online choices and be safe in the cyber sphere,” said, Malik Faisal Qayyum, Director Customer Centricity Telenor Pakistan. “As one of Pakistan premier telecom and digital companies, we consider it our responsibility to educate people of the power of internet and the responsibility that comes with it,”
In fact, Telenor employees in seven regions visited schools and public areas to inform and engage thousands of children and parents in Safe Internet usage.
In today’s world, using the Internet is getting increasingly tricky. There are several options and not all of them are the right ones. To help create awareness and enlighten students, Telenor Pakistan decided to take this step. This way, the new generation can make choices on the internet wisely and stay safe.
Mr. Nassir Kasuri, Executive Director, Beaconhouse, shared his excitement of collaborating with Telenor. “We are thankful to Telenor Pakistan for collaborating with us to create this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. Telenor’s vision of on safe usage of internet is in line with ours. Our students must know how to keep themselves and others digitally safe.”
Ms. Seyda Subasi-Gemici who adjudicated the attempt on behalf of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS added: “We congratulate everybody involved on their record-breaking achievement.”