Congratulations to all 36 dancers of Sri Rathakrishanan Music & Arts Centre for earning the title of the ‘Longest Non-stop Traditional Dance Relay’ and ‘Most Number of All Women Participants in a 24-Hour Barathanatyam Relay’ in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).
They reportedly started dancing on 1st May, 2021 (Saturday, 8am) and continued till The evening of 2nd May, 2021 (Sunday, 7pm).
Each participant danced in a relay, covering a variety of devotional songs, and logged a total running time of 35 hours to win a place in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) and Asia Book of Records.
The young Indian classical dancers from Sri Rathakrishanan Music & Arts Centre took part in Suaranatya to commemorate the dance academy’s fifteenth anniversary. The event was an effort to break the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) and the Asia Book of Records.
The participants ranged from 9 to 40 years old had comprised of school children, college graduates, and working adults who worked hard and against all odds to set these records. Even in the face of a lockdown and a global pandemic, the participants diligently rehearsed.
Datuk Mohan and Datin Velankani successfully launched Suaranatya in partnership with Pertubuhan Kesenian & Kebudayaan SRFA at Sri Rathakrishanan Music & Arts Centre in Kota Kemuning.
Theban Arumugam, Sri Devi Chandrasegaran, Shathiyah Kristian, and members from MBR and ABR, Edwin Yeoh and Vibha Bhatia, were also Present.
Nalini Rathakrishanan, the principal and brain behind Suaranatya’s is filled with passion and her commitment to the Indian classical dance had led her to teach for 16 years, perfecting the art and imparting her knowledge and skills to her students.
This honourable goal was achieved by Nalini and the dancers of this academy. a group of aspiring and ambitious students who worked Hard together to achieve a shared objective.
Nalini is confident that her dance academy, Sri Rathakrishanan Music & Arts Centre will continue to keep on producing outstanding dancers and intends to enter the Guinness World Records in the near future. She stated;
What we are trying to do is not to recognise achievements but inspire young Malaysian women to accomplish great things. We want to promote the spirit of human excellence and make the nation proud.