The South Asian Times

22 March 2019 10:08 AM

Guinness record created for most turbans tied in a day

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

Chanpreet Singh, founder of the non-profit Sikhs of New York, told the media that they won a certificate for a Guinness World Record for the "most turbans (9,000) tied in 8 hours” on April 7.

The Turban Day brought together hundreds of volunteers from the Sikh community who tie colorful turbans on New Yorkers, tourists and Americans from across the country visiting Times Square.

While tying the turbans, they also talked about Sikh identity, making people aware of Sikh culture.

The event has been aimed at spreading awareness among Americans and other nationalities about the Sikh religion and its articles of faith, especially the turban, which has often been misconceived and misidentified as being associated with terrorism particularly in the years since the 9/11 terror attacks.

Update: 12 April, 2018