Vadodara Women Form Human Chain to set a new world record. On Monday (Mar 12) over 2400 women came together in support of fighting breast cancer, by forming a huge human chain during the ongoing cricket match between the India and Australia women’s teams.
After #IndvsAus women cricket 1st ODI, 2400 girls & women formed a human chain to raise awareness about breast cancer & women empowerment at Reliance International cricket stadium in Vadodara yesterday. #Gujarat (12.03.2018) pic.twitter.com/rAHj5Inr51
— ANI (@ANI) March 13, 2018
ANI reported that the idea was to spread awareness about breast cancer and the entire event was filmed during the 1st ODI ICC Women’s Championship match in Gujarat’s Vadodara.
Women created a world record by creating a human chain during the lunch break of the first ODI. The match was being played by the teams at Reliance Stadium in Vadodara.
During the #INDWvAUSW 1st ODI today, women in Vadodara attempted a world record by joining hands inside the ground to form a human chain. It was also aimed at promoting breast cancer awareness. pic.twitter.com/AXZxukV1Oa
— Ahmedabad Times (@AhmedabadTimes) March 12, 2018
“We have already got confirmation from the World Book of Records, London, about it being the largest number of women joining hands. It is a great feeling. It also generated tremendous interest for the two remaining India-Australia ODIs. In total, 2,416 women joined hands,” said Debjit Chaudhuri, who was part of the team that helped the Baroda Cricket Association in organizing the event, the TOI reported.
It was wonderful experience to manage the 'Shakti Chakra' (Women Chain) showcasing #WomenEmpowerment on an international platform during #INDvsAUS Women ODI at #Vadodara #NewIndia #NariShakti4NewIndia #PositiveIndia pic.twitter.com/aTkKwHXLNF
— Rangam Trivedi🇮🇳 (@RangamT) March 13, 2018
Other instances of Human Chain
Earlier in January similar kind of human chain was formed in Bihar forging a world record with tens of thousands of people forming a human Chain. The effort was to raise social message against addiction, and specifically in favour of prohibition. The ruling JD(U) said the chain stretched for more than 11,000 km across 38 districts.
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Another huge human chain in Odisha it took a form of a foot formed by children to mark World Polio Day. A total of 1,729 students participated. It entered the India and Asia book of records.
Further last month, more than 80 women and girls from the Kargil slum of Bhubaneswar joined in a human chain to stop violence against women. They shouted slogans to focus on the need of safety, security and peace. On the occasion of Women’s Day, a pool of people came together as part of the Delhi Commission for Women’s Rape Roko movement. They formed a human chain at Connaught Place to protest against the increasing incidents of rape in the Capital.
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