Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on Thursday created a Guinness World Record for ‘most people brushing teeth simultaneously’.
As many as 26,382 students of KISS University brushed their teeth simultaneously at a single venue here in Odisha.
The Guinness World Record was achieved when the students of KISS participated in an awareness program on oral health observing Brush Day in collaboration with the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry-IAPHD and Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited.
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, joined hands with Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD) and the world’s first University for tribals – Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), to highlight the importance of Oral Care in India, and set the new Guinness World Record for most number of people brushing their teeth simultaneously at a single venue.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences said, “Our purpose at KIIT and KISS is to nurture and provide a holistic environment for indigenous children to explore their potential and excel in academics, sports, and co-curricular activities. Setting this 4th Guinness World Record is another demonstration of our commitment to teaching our students the right way to live and the correct oral care habits that will stay with them for life and help in building their overall health and well-being.
Commenting on the achievement, Ram Raghavan, Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited said, “On behalf of Colgate, firstly, I thank Shri Naba Kishore Das, Minister of Health, Govt. of Odisha, Dr. Swasticharan, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and our partners in this Guinness World Record attempt Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences and Dr. Sabyasachi Saha, Secretary- Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, for coming together on an important milestone that will help to improve the awareness about Oral Health in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sabyasachi Saha, Secretary, IAPHD, said, “We decided to celebrate National Tooth brushing Day by setting a new Guinness World Record to raise awareness and improve Oral hygiene in our efforts to make every Indian use a toothbrush. This record is an important milestone in IAPHD silver jubilee celebrations.
Previously, the record for ‘The most people brushing teeth simultaneously’ was set by the students of Delhi Public School (DPS) in New Delhi, in which 16,414 persons had taken part in the event.
The KISS University had earlier won the Guinness World Records title for ‘largest human sentence’ as well as ‘most simultaneous high-fives’.
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