Another Guinness World Record Made

The Guinness Book of World Records recorder yet another Indian record of 2016 in its book as the tiny flames of exactly 989 oil lamps shimmered in unison in Navsari, Gujarat.

As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday celebrations, the Union government’s Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities organized a mega camp for ‘divyangs’ or specially-abled people.

As light receded late in the evening, neatly arranged rows of uniformed, specially-abled people attempted to light 1,000 lamps simultaneously. Although they fell 11 short of their target, they still entered the Guinness Book – and created a beautiful sight.