DHAKA: As many as 15,000 Bangladeshi people participated in a cleaning drive in capital Dhaka on Friday, the last day of Bangla calendar year 1424, and managed to break a Guinness World Record set in India.
DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon last week urged the Dhaka dwellers to participate in the two-hour-long mass cleaning program which is aimed at raising awareness among people to make the city a clean and healthy one.
The sweeping programme started at 9.00 a.m. on Friday a day before Pahela Baishakh or Bengali New Year 1425 which falls on April 14.
Khokon had earlier said it was not possible to keep the city clean by a few of “us” only. “Everybody is equally responsible to keep this city clean. We’ll enter Bengali new year 1425 through cleaning our city.”