A Guinness record was set for the National Mission for Clean Ganga prior to Ganga Utsav. Ganga Utsav 2021 is a three-day program starting from November 2. NMCG got registered in the Guinness record for the highest number of photos of handwritten notes uploaded on Facebook in an hour.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the minister for Jal Shakti posted the message on Facebook and later the activity was opened for the public at large. The officials say that the event was held to raise awareness on Ganga rejuvenation and to expand the reach of the festival.
The record was set on the first day of the Ganga festival. The National Mission for Clean Ganga has been celebrating the day of declaration of the Ganga as the National River on November 4 every year with the objective to promote stakeholders’ engagement and ensure public participation under the aegis of Ganga Knowledge Centre.
A senior official said, ”lakhs of entries were recorded during the one-hour duration of the activity. The participation of people from all walks of life was absolutely inspiring. Several people posted their self-created literary pieces on the event’s Facebook page.”
Earlier, NMCG had urged Ganga lovers, conservationists, activists, and the general public to prepare a message with a hand-written poem. “The most photos of handwritten notes uploaded to Facebook in one hour has been achieved by Namami Gange, India in Delhi, India on 1 November 2021,” the post of Guinness world records read.