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Guinness Record set for the largest ‘Bhangra’ Dance

Guinness Record set for the largest ‘Bhangra’ Dance
November 12
10:18 2018

Jaswant Singh Gandam/Raman Nehra

PHAGWARA, Punjab: Guinness World Record for the largest Bhangra performance was established at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Phagwara where 4411 national and international LPU students and others from 29 states of India and different countries had gathered to make World Record on Punjab Day, according to varsity release.
Revealing incredible enthusiasm, the participants performed continuously  on seven steps of Bhangra, attired in traditional Punjabi dresses.

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 Swapnil Dangarikl who judged the event. This record surpasses the 2011 Guinness World Record when 2,100 people performed Bhangra, claimed the release.

Previously, such an attempt was 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.
Congratulating all for managing affairs of the event, LPU Chancellor  Ashok Mittal said the event created history at the campus where participants upheld the Punjabi culture and spirit.
A large number of foreigners from America, England, Canada and Australia 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.
Dhol maestro Mall was overwhelmed by the final outcome of the event as the Guinness World Record is the most prestigious.
Participating students Ashma, Sagarika, Ahsan, Robert and others, while sharing their unique experience, said: “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.”

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