Brisbane: Two Keralite sisters based in Australia set a few global records for a unique feat.
Theresa Joy and Agnes Joy who hail from Cherthala in Alappuzha district sang national anthems of 193 countries in six hours and entered three international record books on a single day.
The event was held at St John's Cathedral in Brisbane on Tuesday, September 21, which is marked as the International Day of Peace promoted by the United Nations. The programme began at 10 am and went on till evening with just 10 minutes break after every two hours.
The records broken by the sisters include those who have learnt the national anthems of all countries in the world by heart and sang all of them and those who sang national anthems in more than 100 international languages.
Theresa is a third-year criminology-psychology student at the Griffith University, and Agnes is 12th standard student at the Calamvale Community College, both institutions based in Brisbane, Queensland.
They are daughters of Joy K Mathew of Thaikattussery who works in the Australian cinema industry and Jaquline who is a nurse.