Sikh group in US ties 9,000 turbans to set Guinness World Record

Representatives from Guinness World Record judged the event in Times Square and presented the organisation with a succes...

A Sikh organisation here created a world record by tying thousands of turbans within a few hours as members of the community commemorated the annual Turban Day at the iconic Times Square here, spreading awareness about the faith amid incidents of hate crimes against the community.

The Sikhs of New York organised the Turban Day as part of the annual mid-April celebration of Vaisakhi, which is commemorated by millions of Sikhs annually. This year, the organisation was aiming to set a world record for tying the most turbans during the day-long celebration in Times Square yesterday.

Chanpreet Singh, the founder of the non-profit organisation, told PTI that they tied over 9,000 turbans and are “thrilled” to set the world record for tying thousands of turbans in a few hours. The organisation won a certificate from the Guinness World Record for the “most turbans tied in 8 hours was achieved by Sikhs of NY (USA) in Times Square in New York, USA on April 7, 2018.”