Dhaka Clean-up Campaign, organised by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) in the capital on 13 April last, has hit the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest clean-up campaign, reports UNB.
DSCC public relations officer Zakir Hossain told UNB that authorities of the Guinness Book of World Records published it at their website on Monday.
The DSCC in collaboration with Reckitt Benckiser Bangladesh arranged the programme to raise awareness among people to make the city a clean and a healthy one.
The initiative was taken to create awareness among people that practising hygiene should not be limited to personal life only; rather it should be practised at a community level to build a clean city.
Over 20,000 people, including members of Rover Scouts, Bangladesh National Cadet Core (BNCC), Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and Fire Service, celebrities, actors, students from educational institutions and social activists, took to the streets with brooms spontaneously to set the record.
The previous record was set by India's Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) last year as more than 5,000 people took part in a clean-up drive in the Indian city.