As a celebration of the International Women's Day. 5,767 School Girls in India set a new Guiness World Record for "the most people performing a Kata". The event was organised by TAFISA Member the All India Association of Sports for All (AIASFA) in association with Thiruvanathapuram District Panchayat, on 8th March, 2018 at Greenfield Stadium, Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The previous World Record was held by Japan with 3,900 girls.
The World Record attempt put great focus on women empowerment, aligned with TAFISA's Mission 2030, with the objective to empower 6,000 school girls in Self-Defense, imparting physical activity and equipping them with its basic acts, with the support of AIASFA.
The event was presided over by Sri. Madhu, President, Thiruvanathapuram District Panchayat and inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Sri. Pinarai Vijayan in the presence of the Mr. A. Saraf, President and Mr. Sudhir K Sharma, General Secretary of AIASFA.
Facilitation speeches were delivered by various state distinguished dignitaries including the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Sri. Pinarai Vijayan, Ms.Lucia Sinigaliesi, Official Adjudicator, Guinness World Record, Mr. Saraf, (President, AIASFA), Mr. Sudhir K Sharma IRS (rtd), (General Secretary, AIASFA), Mr. Anil Adoor, Dr. C Abdulkader and Dr. R.C Sreekumar (Kerala Association of Sports for All).
AIASFA has strong hope that this event will create a remarkable impact in the mind of people and thereby impulse a positive change on the issue of Women's Safety.
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