How India set new World Record with Diwali celebration


India set a new Guinness World Record number of bright earthen oil lamps on Nov 12.

In honor of Hindu festival, millions of people celebrated Diwali despite concerns over air pollution.

More than 2.2 million lamps were burned for 45 minutes.

The lighting of the oil lamps took place at Saryu River in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh state.

More than 24,000 volunteers, mostly college students, helped set the new record.

A Guinness World Record certificate was presented to state's CM Yogi Adityanath.

This comes days after India recorded 400-500 level on the AQI, more than 10 times the global safety threshold.

Two of the country's cities were named the worst in the world for air quality – Delhi & Mumbai – on Nov 6.

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