Pakistan companies break mass participation record to promote safe internet usage

By Rachel Swatman
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Employees of mobile operator company Telenor Pakistan and students of the private school group Beaconhouse School System recently took part in an incredible mass participation record attempt as part of an initiative to promote safe internet usage and stop cyber bullying.
In an impressive show of solidarity, an amazing 2,950 participants successfully set a new record for the Longest chain of people clasping wrists at Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan - significantly breaking the previous record of 2,211.
In order to achieve this Guinness World Records title, the enormous group of people were required to maintain the chain for over 60 seconds.
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The attempt was organised to celebrate Telenor’s fifth Customer First Day which sees Telenor employees visit a variety of schools and public venues across Islamabad to train people on the responsible use of the internet.
Director CVMA Telenor Pakistan, Malik Faisal Qayyum commented: “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. 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.”
“We are humbled by this unique achievement, which would not have been possible without the support of students from Beaconhouse School System. We are delighted that our combined efforts have brought this honor to Pakistan,” he continued.
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Mr Nassir Kasuri, Executive Director Beaconhouse added: “We are thankful to Telenor Pakistan for collaborating with us to create this record. Telenor’s vision of on safe usage of internet is in line with ours and together we pledge to create awareness about safe internet usage in our schools as well. Our students must know how to keep themselves and others digitally safe.”