Kathmandu, May 8 : Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has honoured 18-year-old girl Bandana Nepal for dancing non-stop for 126 hours to break the longest dancing marathon by an individual record previously held by an Indian girl.
Mr Oli honoured the girl at a function held at his official residence lately. A resident of Dhankuta district in eastern Nepal, Bandana had received the official confirmation from the Guinness Records on Friday. The teenager made the world record by dancing from 23rd to 28th November 2018.
The feat was previously held by Indian girl Kalamandalam Hemlatha who danced non-stop for 123 hours and 15 minutes in 2011. Bandana took on this challenge largely to promote Nepalese music and culture, but it was also a personal challenge as she has been dancing since early childhood, according to the Guinness World Records website.
In March this year, a world record for the maximum number of people performing a dance together was set at Natyanjali function in Tamil Nadu when 7,195 dancers performed together. UNi