Prayagraj । The Prayagraj Kumbh Mela 2019 has secured place in the Guinness Book of World Records in three sectors which includes largest crowd management, largest sanitation drive and largest painting exercise of public sites.
A three member team from Guinness World Records visited the Prayagraj for this purpose. Exercise at large scale was done before the team members for three days from February 28 to March 3.
Around 503 shuttle buses were pressed into service in one go for the team on February 28 on the highway. Several people participated in painting exercise on March 1 and 10,000 workers engaged in cleaning at Prayagraj Kumbh performing their duties all together.
10,000 Workers and three minutes drive sets the world record
On Saturday 10,000 Sanitation workers set this new world record by coming together for a three minute cleaning drive at Kumbh
The event was organised by the Kumbh Mela administration and the state Health Department. Health Minister and Prayagraj MLA Siddhartah Nath Singh also wielded a broom along with others.
The Minister hailed the sanitation workers as the real heroes at the Kumbh, as the cleanliness drive was the highlight at the biggest religious congregation in the world.
“Millions of people from India and abroad assembled at Kumbh over the past two months and everyone was impressed by the cleanliness and hygiene that you all ensured,” the Minister said.
This record comes days after the BJP government here rolled out a fleet of 510 buses to highlight the transport prowess of the state government and the efficiency of the buses deployed to ferry pilgrims to the Kumbh-2019.
The Kumbh, which is also recorded as the largest congregation on earth, began on January 14 and concludes on March 4, with the last Shahi Snan on the occasion of ‘Maha Shivratri’.