435 tribal dancers create world record in Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 09:20 hrs

India's diverse and rich culture was on display recently, when 435 students and locals performed the Badaga dance for eleven minutes and created a new world record in Kotagiri, which is located in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri District.

The record saw participants of all age groups thrumming with excitement at the chance to showcase their cultural dance on the occasion of International Mother Language Day on Thursday.

Badaga, which is a 2000-year-old tribe, aims at promoting its distinctive culture and tradition.

Students were thrilled to attempt for the world record and showcase their traditional Badaga dance at a bigger platform.

"We students have practiced this for the last one month and we feel very happy that we have made a world record based on culture and we are very proud," said Kavitha, a participant.

Officials form Elite World Records and Indian Records Academy (IRA) were present to judge the dance in the category of the largest group to perform a tribal dance.

Ooty district people, Kotagiri people and Alpha GK Matriculation school students took part in the event.

Students of all age groups of performed symmetrically together.

Badaga dance depicts the rich and ancient cultural heritage of the blue mountain region of southern India. (ANI)

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