The Surendranagar district administration has successfully created a new Guinness World Record of largest umbrella dance consisting of 1,996 participants. The district administration had attempted the world record on September 6 in the Tarnetar Lok Mela (People’s Fair) organised by Tarnetar Village in the presence of the Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani.
The Guinness World Records authority announced Surendranagar’s successful attempt on their official website, saying, “The largest umbrella dance consists of 1,996 participants, achieved at an event organised by District Administration Surendranagar (India), in Tarnetar, India, on September 6, 2016. The attempt took place as part of the Tarnetar Lok Mela (People’s Fair), organised by Tarnetar Village. All umbrellas were made by the villagers.”
Close to 2,000 students from around the village had performed the umbrella dance on local folk song. The entire attempt was documented as per the guidelines of the Guinness World Records for evidence. With this, Surendranagar has shattered the previous world record held by Japan with 1,688 participants in an umbrella dance.
Surendranagar district collector Udit Agrawal said, “I congratulate all children who participated in the world record attempt. I would also like to congratulate the team of the Chotila taluka administration that successfully conducted the entire event. The record was declared on the website of the Guinness World Records. We will receive the certificate in the next few days.”