6 Guinness World Records That Make Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh Proud

Are you thinking of breaking a World Record or creating a new one? Here are some superhumans to motivate you that brought laurels to J&K and Ladakh by engraving their names in the Guinness Book of World Record:

BRO Builds a World Record in Ladakh: On November 16, 2021, India’s Border Road Organisation (BRO) made a record of constructing the World’s Highest Motorable Road at 19,024 feet at the Umlingla Pass in Ladakh.

Adil Teli: Adil paddled his way into the Guinness Book of World Records by covering 3600 kilometers in just 8 days. From Narbal in Budgam, Adil undertook his journey on a cycle from Ghanta Ghar at Lal Chowk in Srinagar around 7:30 am on 22 March 2021 and reached Kanyakumari around 9 am on March 30.

Abhishek: Abhishek is a B.TECH student in Computer Engineering from UIET University of Jammu who holds a record for the ‘Most 5 Letter Words’ spelt correctly in 1 min on an event organised by him on September 26, 2020. Just thinking about so many 5 letter words made us dizzy.

Vickrant Mahajan: Actor and Director Vickrant Mahajan who is also a motivational speaker is the record holder for many Guinness World Records like most alternate hits on both sides of the racket in 1 minute (148) which is his latest record, most oil lamps lit simultaneously (526), most jumping jacks in 1 hour (3020). He also bagged the Guinness World Record for The Most Books Signed by one author in a single session (6,904) on January 30, 2016.

3 Jammu locals part of the largest band of India: Three boys from Jammu, Karan Malhotra (Percussionist), Dheeraj Mattoo (Guitarist) and Subodh Kumar (Vocalist), are part of the largest band of India, ‘Live 1,000’ with 1046 musicians and singers from all over the world. The group made the Guinness World Record of ‘Largest Cinematic Music Band on Earth’. The band sang ‘Azadi ke liye’ by Kabir Khan under the music director Pritam Chakraborty and made the Guinness World Record.

Largest Ladakhi Dance: 408 people performed the traditional ‘Shondol’ dance of Ladakh etching their name in the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘Largest Ladakhi Dance’. The award was received by Live to Love India, Pel Drukpa Charitable Trust and Young Drukpa Association Ladakh (all India) during the Norpa Festival at Hemis, Ladakh.