Warangal: The Warangal police commissionerate set a world record in organising the largest self-defence class at a single venue on Wednesday. Getting its name scripted in the “Guinness Book of World Records” is a mere formality since the event took place in the presence of observers from Guinness.
The self-defence class, which lasted for 51 minutes, saw as many as 21,276 women participating in the event held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The previous world record for “largest self-defence class at a single venue” was held by Brazil, when it organized a similar event on May 29, 2010, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, in which only 2,212 people participated.
Telangana State Director General of Police (DGP) Anurag Sharma, Warangal Police Commissioner G Sudheer Babu, Warangal Urban District Collector Amrapali Kata and other officials witnessed the event.