Inherit the Red Spirit, Sustain the Red Culture.”Largest rock-cut flag on a mountain”｜Certified by WRCA World Record Certification
On 27th March, 2023, A rock-cut relief depicting the Flag of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army has been constructed in Derong County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, covering an area of 1,936.57 square meters. Verified by the WRCA, the rock-cut relief flag successfully set the world record for the “Largest rock-cut flag on a mountain”. Certification officer Maxim from the World Record Certification (WRCA), and the Chinese representative of WRCA announced the verification results in both English and Chinese.
Certification officer Maksim awarded Ze Langchu, the executive vice county mayor of Derong County with certificate of WRCA World record certification, and Zhao Qingtai, the director of WRCA Chinese declaration center presented tea as a gift to Zhou Quan, the publicity minister.
On the morning of March 27, guests in all fields gathered around Derong County Museum to witness This historic moment in Derong County. Including: Wang Yuqiong, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Ganzi Prefecture Committee and Minister of Propaganda; Huang Jin, deputy governor of the Ganzi Prefecture People’s Government and secretary of the CPC Derong County Committee; Yang Zijiang, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Diqing Prefecture Committee and secretary of the Shangri-La Municipal Committee and other distinguished leaders, as well as the official team of World Record Certification (WRCA).
After receiving this declaration, the World Records Certification (WRCA) strictly handled every verification process in accordance with the principles of the global certification standards, namely, fairness, impartiality and openness. The record team closely communicated with the applicant, and carried out loads of verification work to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of the declared data; Then, after rigorous comparative research on the declaration data worldwide, WRCA verified that the declaration data has reached the world’s best and approved the project for this declaration. Finally, the UK headquarters certification officer paid an on-site verification visit, confirm the actual data, then declared the valid world record.
One of the well-known poem of Mao Zedong depicted the Long March vividly, and the full text of the poem was carved beside the flag:
the Red Army fears not the trials of the Long March,
Holding light ten thousand crags and torrents.
The Five Ridges wind like gentle ripples
And the majestic Wumeng roll by, globules of clay.
Warm the steep cliffs lapped by the waters of Golden Sand,
Cold the iron chains spanning the Dadu River.
Minshan’s thousand li of snow joyously crossed,
The three Armies march on, each face glowing.
Climbing snow mountains, crossing grasslands, none of these harsh natural conditions hindered the Red Army’s path. The spirit of the Long March embodies the Chinese national spirit of unremitting self-improvement and is the cornerstone and soul of the revolution.
Since the construction of the Ganzi Section of the Long March National Cultural Park, Derong County has focused on the target positioning of “building the Western Sun Valley and the South Gate of Ganzi”, giving full play to its geographical advantages, resource advantages and late-developing advantages, and furthering the construction of the Long March National Cultural Park. In 2022, Derong County started the construction of the rock military flag project. The bright rock military flag was deeply engraved on the cliff beside the Jinsha River, creating the most beautiful red landscape around the Jinsha River area.
Ganzi is the place where the Red Army went through the Long March, the long March went through 15 counties in Ganzi, and lasted nearly 15 months, the total mileage reached 5,787 kilometers, creating the glorious history with ‘the longest time’, ‘the most extensive range’, and ‘the longest distance’. On December 29, 2022, the Party Committee of Ganzi Prefecture fully started the construction of the Long March National Cultural Park, investing 10 billion yuan and establishing 190 projects. Over the past year, the Ganzi section of Long March National Cultural Park has been actively promoted, and the work of Ganzi has been highly appreciated by the leading group of the National Long March National Cultural Park.
The rock-cut flag of the Red Army of Chinese Workers and Peasants is an important carrier for carrying forward the spirit of the Long March, inheriting excellent culture. The flag on the cliffs beside the Jinsha River was completed in August 2022, with an coverage of 1936.57 square meters, is made to commemorate the entry of the Second Front of the Red Army into Derong County on May 7, 1936. After the on-site verification by the official personnel of the World Record Certification (WRCA), it was confirmed as the “Largest rock-cut flag on a mountain”, and has been included in the WRCA world record global database.