STORY: As many as 737 participants set a new world record by dancing with brooms in India’s western Surat city on Thursday (May 10).
A local school in city organised the event to promote Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India Mission and increase awareness among the children.
Adjudicator from the Guinness Book of World Records, Swapnil Dangriker said the minimum requirement of number of participants was 250 for the record. The students succeeded with flying colours as over 737 dancers twisted and turned with brooms.
Less than a third of India’s 1.2 billion people have access to sanitation and more than 186,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, according to the charity WaterAid.