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Modi’s birthday events set 3 Guinness World Records: Gehlot

Published Sep 17, 2016, 8:27 pm IST
Updated Sep 17, 2016, 8:28 pm IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: PTI)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: PTI)

Navsari: Three world records were set at two events held to celebrate the 66th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Navsari in south Gujarat, Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said on Saturday.

While one record – most people (989) lighting earthen lamps within 30 seconds – was set last evening, another two feats were achieved on Saturday in the presence of Modi, he said.


All the three events were held at the same venue in Navsari.

Saturday’s records are: 1,000 differently-abled people making a formation on wheelchairs at a single venue creating the largest wheelchair logo; and 1,700 deaf people being distributed 3,400 hearing aid machines at one place.

"We have broken three world records here. The records were made in the presence of representatives of the Guinness World Records," Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, said while addressing people at Navsari in the presence of Modi.

"Yesterday, on the eve of Prime Minister's birthday, 1,002 children tried to light diyas (earthern lamps) within 30 seconds, out of which 989 people lighted lamps in 30 seconds and made a world record," he said.

Setting another world record, 1,000 differently-abled people ('divyangs') made a formation on wheelchairs at a single venue and created the largest wheelchair logo. Earlier, the Guinness World Records had recognised 346 differently- abled people making wheelchair formation in 2010, he said.

"1,000 people on wheel-chair dressed in saffron and white clothes, arranged in a formation created a logo 'Happy Birthday PM'. The Guinness team announced this to be a world record," he said.

Third, 1,700 hearing-impaired people were distributed 3,400 hearing aid machines, and this has also found a place in the world record, Gehlot said.

Location: India, Gujarat, Navsari


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