Indore, Feb 25 : In an attempt to break the existing world record, Indore hosted one of its largest tea parties on Sunday.
Almost 40,000 people participated in the event that was organised by the daily Dainik Bhaskar daily.
The fund-raising event was organised to support a participatory movement, where citizens will take up plans, resources and implementation.
"The tea party is an attempt to break the world record of having the largest tea party in the world. The idea is that the whole town should come together and not only make a world record, but also by doing so, realise what all they can do if they come together," said Aniel Mahajan, the head of Dainik Bhaskar, Madhya Pradesh.
Japan held the previous Guinness World Record of hosting a tea party for about 15,000 people attending a tea party.
Guinness records' officials said Indore event was set to bag a world record.
"I am really confident that you broke a Guinness World Record. The previous record had 14778 participants in Japan. And, as you can see here, at this fantastic event, more than 40,000 people," said Francesca D'Asdia, Adjudication Executive, Guinness World Record.
For making the 'Largest Tea Party' a success, almost 980 volunteers made 5000 litres of tea with 2500 litres of milk and water. About 250 kilograms of tea dust and sugar was used in making the tea.