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Dhaka cleaning campaign aims to set Guinness World Record

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Over 15000 people joined a cleaning campaign in city organised by DSCC aiming to set a new Guinness World Record. This photo was taken from \'Zero Point\' on Friday.

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Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Friday claimed to set a Guinness Book of World Record drawing more than 15,000 people in a sweeping programme for cleaning the city.
DSCC Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the campaign 'Dettol Porichchhonno Dhaka' powered by GTV and supported by Dhaka Metropolitan Police at Golap Shah mazar point of Gulistan.
The Mayor said 15313 registered people joined the campaign spontaneously to set the new record.
However, the DSCC officials claimed that around 30,000 people joined the programme as almost half of them could not take registration as it was a time being matter.
The auditors of the Guinness Book of World Records were present to witness the two-hour long programme.
The formal announcement from the Guinness Book of World Records authority will come soon after the completion of necessary formalities.
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah and Gazi Group Chairman Gazi Golam Dastagir, film actor Riaz, actress Mahiya Mahi were present at the event, among others.
The DSCC has taken the initiative to create awareness among citizens that practicing hygiene should not be limited to personal life only; rather it should be practiced at a community level to build a clean city.
"Such kind of programme will help raise awareness to keep the city clean," said DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah.
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 registration for participants in the sweeping programme started around 7:00am at Nagar Bhaban.  Earlier on April 4, DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon urged the city dwellers to participate in the mass-cleaning programme.
The previous record was set by India's Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) on May 28 last year as about 5,058 people joined the programme to set the Guinness Book of World Record.

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