Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has achieved another World Record on 7th November 2019. As many as 26,382 tribal students of the institute created the world record and promoted oral hygiene through brushing their teeth simultaneously at a single venue at KISS. Facilitated by Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS), the event was organised in partnership with Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD) and Colgate Palmolive India Limited. KISS broke the previous world record held by DPS, Delhi in which 16,414 students had participated in mass brushing on 7th January 2016.
Sudam Marndi, Minister, Revenue & Disaster Management, Govt. of Odisha; Raghunandan Das, Minister of State (Ind.) for Water Resources, Information & Public Relations (I & PR); Rishi Nath, Representative, Guinness World Records; Ram Raghaban, Managing Director, Colgate Palmolive (India); Sabyasachi Saha, General Secretary, Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD); Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS; Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO, KISS; and officials from Guinness World Records were present and witnessed the colourful event.
Celebrating the ‘National Tooth Brushing Day’ on 7th November coinciding with the silver jubilee of IAPHD, students of KISS raised awareness for oral hygiene.
This is the fourth Guinness World Record created by KISS. Earlier, it had set the double world record in ‘largest human sentence’ reading “WE URGE FOR WORLD PEACE” and ‘Most simultaneous high-fives’ at the same event on a single day in December 2015. In August 2017 it created world record for the Largest Laughter Yoga Class.
KISS is the largest free residential institute in the world, which imparts holistic education from KG to PG to 30,000 tribal children.