New Delhi: India’s Savitaribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the maximum number of online selfies under the Central government’s ‘Meri Mati Mera Desh’ campaign.
Maharashtra’s Savitaribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) made the record of 10,42,538 selfies with soil. This broke the earlier world record for the maximum number of selfies made by China in 2016 with around 1 lakh selfies.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis took part in the Guinness Book of World Records Certificate awarding ceremony at Mumbai University on Wednesday.
“It’s a proud moment for us, and SPPU has created this world record”, Deputy CM Fadnavis said.
“We had 25 lakhs selfies but 10,42 538 selfies got approved and we created the world record by defeating China,” the Deputy CM added.
The ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ (MMMD) campaign is to pay tribute to the Army bravehearts who sacrificed their lives for the nation. As part of this initiative, sacred soil and rice were collected from households across the nation and carefully placed in Amrit Kalash containers.