An offbeat message against drugs delivered through a dance performance by 8,726 students from 40 schools has earned Amritsar a place in Guinness Book of World Records, district officials said on January 14.
The district administration has received a communique in this regard from the Records Management Team of Guinness World Records office stating that the ‘largest Bollywood dance performance’ of students held at Khalsa College here has secured the city title of Guinness World Records.
Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat announced that the mass gathering of students to dance to a Bollywood number with a view to spreading a message against drugs and its ill effects has brought laurels to the city.
He said that the performance of students attired in the same dress, on October 3, 2015 for an anti-drugs awareness campaign has added another feather to the cap of the holy city.
Elaborating on the performance, Bhagat said the school students danced to the popular Bollywood song “India Wale” to spread a message against drugs.
Intimation in this regard has been received by the administration, he said.
Bhagat also noted that the performance created a new record by beating the earlier feat by 4428 students in Mumbai in 2012.
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