16 October 2021 14:18

World record: Indian-Australian sisters sing national anthems of 193 countries in 100 languages

They have been singing the national anthems of all the countries of the world off-by-heart to promote world peace and a heightened sense of humanity.

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Augnes Joy and Teresa Joy, Indian-origin Brisbane-based sisters have created a new record by singing the national anthems of the 193 sovereign states in 100 languages by heart.

All the countries selected are members of the United Nations and the sisters went in alphabetical order.

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Their six-hour attempt took place at an event organised by held by the United Nations Association of Australia at St John’s Cathedral to mark International Day of Peace.

This day is also known as World Peace Day and is celebrated every year on 21 September. 

 

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Image source: Poster – Facebook.

21-year-old Teresa and 18-year-old Augnes shared in their social media post that they have been researching the national anthems of all the countries of the world for the past 9 years.

They have been singing the national anthems of all the countries of the world off-by-heart to promote world peace and a heightened sense of humanity.

The sisters called their special international event ‘Salute the Nations’.

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Image source: Teresa and Augnes with Clem Camphell (Order of Australia), past president of United Nations Association of Australia – Facebook
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Originally planned for 2020, the sisters decided to cancel the event due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  

The proud sisters have now been presented with a ‘Record Breakers’ certificate from the Australian Book of Records.

In addition, Teresa and Augnes have also been awarded a 2021 Word Record certificate from the Universal Records Forum.

The family originally hails from Cherthala in Kerala’s Alappuzha district.

Teresa and Augnes’s father Joy is a filmmaker and her mother, Jaqueline, is a nurse in Queensland.

The sisters run Augnes and Tersa Peace Foundation and all proceeds from this event will go to charitable activities run by the United Nations

WATCH VIDEO: Salute the Nations

 

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