India’s premier B-school, XLRI – Xavier School of Management in Jamshedpur,Jharkhand has created a world record for the largest hand washing relay with a whopping 991 participants, a statement said on Thursday. The Guinness World Records has officially confirmed it, the institute said.

The relay was part of ‘Banega Swachh India’ campaign conducted by the Marketing Association of XLRI (MAXI) with leading hygiene product brand Dettol at the 36th MAXI Fair held at the institute’s campus here in January. The relay saw participation of over 991 participants including members of XLRI as well as residents of Jamshedpur.

“The Guinness World Records authorities in London accredited this endeavour by students for the most number of participants in a hand washing relay in February after a scrutiny of submitted evidences. The XLRI has beaten a record formerly created in Sri Lanka by 650 participants,” it said.

“We congratulate our team MAXI for creating this record. This was a noble initiative entirely conceptualised by our students to spread awareness for Clean India movement,” said Father E. Abraham, director, XLRI.

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