Students, numbering 7,338, of the schools run by Sangli Shikshan Sanstha set the world record of forming the largest lezim dance here on Sunday. Their feat was registered in the Guinness Book of World Records and a certificate was given to the organisers at the venue.

The event had been organised by Sangli Shikshan Sanstha at the Chhatrapati Shivaji stadium, here on Sunday morning on the occasion of the Republic Day. The students dressed in their school uniform , composed of boys and girls aged 10-16 years.

Nikhil Shukla, a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records awarded the certificate of achievement, organiser of the event Vijay Bhide said.

Earlier record was set by 6,396 students of the Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Akluj and Sangramsinh Mitra Mandal (both India) in Akluj on November 30, 2009.

Lezim is a folk dance form of Maharashtra, in which dancers carry a small musical instrument with jingling cymbals, which is called the lezim.