12:01 AM, March 25, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:01 AM, March 25, 2014

3 lakh to sing nat'l anthem tomorrow

3 lakh to sing nat'l anthem tomorrow

Staff Correspondent

Three lakh people are expected to gather tomorrow morning at National Parade Square in the capital's Old Airport area to sing the national anthem together.
The event, Lakho Konthe Sonar Bangla, is aimed at having Bangladesh's name in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is open to everyone above the age of 13, who wishes to participate and sing the anthem, the Armed Forces Division of the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.
Though the programme is expected to begin at 11:00am, people without any prior registration have been asked to come to the venue from 6:30am onwards. They will be allowed in on a first-come, first served basis.
They should not carry any bag, inflammable or sharp objects and weapons to the venue, according to the statement. Members of the armed forces will guide people enter and leave the venue.
Mirpur-10 intersection to Khejur Bagan beside the parliament building, Shyamoli Shishu Mela to Agargaon road, Parisankhan road, and Crescent Lake to Bijoy Sarani will be open to participants only from the morning of the Independence Day until the programme ends.  
Ticket-free shuttle train service will be available from Joydevpur and Narayanganj. Arrangements will be made for shuttle bus service as well.
Food, water and toilet will be arranged at the venue.
Bangladesh Television and private channels will broadcast live the programme along with performances of eminent artistes of the country.
People elsewhere in the country have been requested to sing the anthem at their places during the event.


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