16/03/2017 9:33 AM IST | Updated 16/03/2017 12:10 PM IST

2,104 Surat Residents Sweep Together To Set A New Guinness World Record

Sweeping away old attitudes.

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Gujaratis seem to have caught the itch to create records. Just a couple months ago, over 3.5 lakh people in Rajkot district in Gujarat, aka Modiland, entered the Guinness Book of World Records by singing together — you guessed it — the national anthem.

This remarkable feat was undertaken to mark the installation of a Khodiyar goddess idol at the newly-built Khodal Dham temple.

On Wednesday, in an effort to highlight Prime Minister Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, an astounding 2,104 Gujaratis grabbed a broom each and together got busy sweeping the floor in Surat's Udhana area. The enthusiastic broom wielders performed the cleansing exercise for a whole minute, besting an earlier similar endeavour by a 1,000 Mexicans, and entering the Guinness Book of World Records.

Here's a video of the event:

(inputs from ANI)

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