Kathmandu: An 18-year-old girl from Nepal is making news around the globe for setting a new Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’. She danced continuously for 126 hours to achieve the unique feat.
Bandana Nepal, who hails from Dhankuta district of eastern Nepal, set the new world record by performing a solo dance on Nepali music for almost five days in one go at the Big Foodland restaurant hall in Kathmandu.
The Nepali teenager, with her amazing showcase of dancing talent, broke the earlier Guinness World Record that was set by a Kerala-based woman, Kalamandalam Hemalatha, in 2011.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in a function at his official residence on Saturday honoured the Nepali dancing star for her recent achievement and also encouraged her to follow her passion.
The dancer, who is also passionate about social work, is leading a youth organisation, ‘Bandana Nepal Foundation’, which works for the uplift of poor women in Nepal.
Earlier, Hemalatha, who is known as the ‘dancing queen of Kerala’, had set the world record by performing a classical dance form for 123 hours and 15 minutes continuously without a break.