Recently, 3 Guinness World Records were created at a camp which was organised for the disabled in Navsari, Gujarat. These records include the highest number of oil lamps lit simultaneously at a single location, biggest wheelchair logo, and most people fitted with hearing aids in 8 hours.
As told by a government press release- These records were created at Samajik Adhikarita Shivir and Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fittings of Aids/Appliances (ADIP) Camp in Navsari.
THE FIRST WORLD RECORD
The first world record was marked as ‘highest number of oil lamps lit simultaneously at a single location’. This record was made on the eve of the mega camp. A total of 989 people with disabilities stood together to set an all-new record. The challenge for each person was to light the lamp exactly at the same time after a given signal within 30 seconds.
THE SECOND WORLD RECORD
The second world record was marked as ‘biggest wheelchair logo’ . It was also broken on the same day. 1,000 people in wheelchairs depicted a message saying ‘Happy Birthday PM’ in the tri-colour. It surpassed the previous record in terms of excellence of 346 participants that was achieved by Hope Inc. in Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.
THE THIRD WORLD RECORD
The third world record was marked as ‘most people fitted with hearing aids in 8 hours — single location’ . This record was set when free assistive device kits were handed out 600 persons with disabilities. These kits were further distributed to thousands of persons with a disability all through the weekend.
The ADIP camp was conducted by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities [Divyangjan], Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and was organised by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO).