Delhi school children brush their teeth in a record attempt

November 14th, 2007 - 1:55 am ICT by admin  
Organised by Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited and the Indian Dental Association (IDA), ‘Brush-Up Challenge’ saw 15,000 students from 31 schools in the Capital, taking part in the event.

“A hundred and fifty thousand school children brushing their teeth simultaneously across 23 cities in India is a huge thing. This is an attempt to try and break a record. The Guinness Book of Records is involved in this thing. It’s basically a fun way of promoting oral hygiene which is really important,” said actor Saif Ali Khan.

Participants were supplied with toothbrushes, toothpastes, water bottles and a container and were expected to finish off the activity within a stipulated time period.

Children of all age groups were seen having fun at the competition.

“It felt really good to take part in this competition. It was a good experience,” said Vaishali, a student.

The event was conducted as part of the ‘Oral Health Month’, where the entire month of October is being observed as an intensive month-long oral health awareness campaign to promote the importance of good oral health habits among all ages.

A recording of the event will be sent to the Guinness Book of Records, which will decide on its entry in the coveted almanac.

Currently, Philippines holds the record of 41,038 people brushing their teeth at an event. (ANI)

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