A Nepali teenage dancer, Bandana Nepal, grooved continuously for 126 hours (5 days) and set a Guinness World Record as the ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’, a feat previously held by an Indian.
The 18-year-old Bandana on her way to the Guinness World Records danced uninterrupted at a function held in Kathmandu. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli himself honored the Bandana for achieving the feat.
In the process, Bandana surpassed the record set by Kerala woman Kalamandalam Hemlatha, who danced continuously for 123 hours and 15 minutes in 2011. Hemlatha performed on the classical dance form Mohiniyattam and set the record at the age of 37.
The teenager danced a solo dance on Nepali music. She hails from Dhankuta district in eastern Nepal. She also founded a youth organization named Bandana Nepal Foundation which works to uplift poor women in Nepal.