Jalandhar, November 3, 2018: Guinness World Record for largest bhangra performance was established at Lovely Professional University on November 03, 2018, where 4411 national and international students of LPU and others from all states of India and different countries had geared up to make World Record on Punjab Day. Revealing incredible enthusiasm, all participants performed continuously for on 7 steps of bhangra, attired in traditional Punjabi dresses ‘Kurta Pyajama (Boys) & Salwar Suit with Dupatta (Girls).
The performance was on the beats of Dhols, rhythms of Bansuri, Chimta including 13 other Punjabi folk dance musical instruments along with folk-lore singing. "Dhol King” Gurcharan Mall of England, one of the greatest Dhol players, orchestrated the world record event. Bhangra lovers from different parts of the world also shared the performance at the same time at Baldev Raj Mittal Unipolis auditorium of the university. Guinness Book of World Record Team was headed by Mr. Swapnil Dangarikl who judged the event.
This record surpasses the 2011 Guinness World Record when 2,100 people performed bhangra. Previously, such an attempt was also made in the year 2012 on foreign lands which failed to make the world record. For streamlining the mammoth event, 35 cultural coordinators from different departments and student organizations of the university actively participated along with 100+ student volunteers. 33 boxes for diverse participants in each were carved out on the floor of the Unipolis.
Congratulating all at the managing affairs of the event, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal shared that the event created history at the campus where participants upheld the Punjabi culture and spirit. A large number of foreigners from America, England, Canada, Australia and more especially witnessed the event. Chief coordinator of the event and Head of World Bhangra Association (England) Tarlochan Singh Bilgha informed that the event was organized to promote Punjabi culture especially on Punjab Day (1st November).
Dhol Maestro Mall was overwhelmed by the final outcome of the event, as the Guinness World Records are the most prestigious type of record in the world. Participating students Ashma, Sagarika, Ahsan, Robert and more shared: “We are extremely happy to make the World Record. Breaking a record leaves a lasting memory for everyone – it was especially great because it happened at our university.