September 17, 2016, New Delhi: An enterprising group of Delhi University students today created a new world record, of making the Largest plastic cup pyramid by using 57,000 plastic cups at Thyagraj Sports complex today. The contingent of 22 students who were led by Kushagra Tayal, an Economics student from HansRaj college took 3 days to accomplish this feat. The students were cheered by an audience of about 1500 people who consisted of friends, family and other well wishers.
Speaking on his achievement, Kushagra Tayal said, “It is indeed a matter of pride for all of us that we have managed to achieve our goal of assembling the world’s largest plastic cup pyramid. What started as a dream long ago, is finally a reality today. I would like to thank each and every member of the team for the support they gave right from the planning stage till today, when we executed our project; my teachers who always believed in my vision; and of course my family who have been supportive for all my endeavours.”
The pyramid was assembled in the presence of officials and adjudicators from Guinness World Records who had specially flown in to be a witness for the attempt and also to give on the spot verification for the world record. As a token of gratitude to the audience present at the venue, the team gave a plastic cup to the audience who had gathered to witness this world record being created. The group broke the existing record, which was achieved in Mexico, using 42,935 plastic cups, which had a height of approximately 30 ft. Some members were seen getting their plastic cups autographed and taking selfies with Kushagra and other members of the contingent.
About Kushagra Tayal:
Eighteen year old Kushagra is currently a student of Economics at Hansraj College, New Delhi. A keen learner, Kushagra is an avid badminton enthusiast, who has been winner of silver medal in badminton at National School Games. Kushagra has also won a silver medal in Badminton at CBSE Nationals and is a recipient of Airport Authority of India (AAI) scholarship continuously for 2 years. The Dr. Satya Paul Award for Human Values which is highest award given by APEEJAY group at school level has been conferred on Kushagra for showing an all round performance in school. During his free time when he is not studying or playing badminton, Kushagra loves to play drums and read novels.
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