May 6, 2012
Just like most of you, the Country Club’s team practically grew up reading the Guinness Book of World records. To be featured as a winner is this prestigious book is a dream come true from many of us at the Country Club. The scale at which we needed to work to pull off a record of this size seemed to be a lot of work and the cause – earth hour, was something we truly believed in. This record was conducted by our in-house event and operations team and it shows our ability to conduct large events across multiple venues in different time zones. The event was conducted in 20 venues across multiple time zones exactly at 21:15 IST.
The coordination for this event required many weeks of planning. We had many full fledged mock drills to ensure the entire show is conducted the way Guinness expects us to do it. All support staff, volunteers, witnesses had to be in place weeks in advance. The photographers and video camera men had to shoot the event in a certain way. All footage had to be uploaded to Guinness hours after the event. Here is a cool video of our first mock drill which was meant to educate our internal operations team. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4d-SLvpYQ8&feature=youtu.be This would give you an idea on how we conducted the first mock drill. If you ever wanted to set a world record its a must watch
Like all great events we were fully supported by our members who showed up on time (we were so happy to see almost everyone on time, thanks you guys). We sincerly thank each and everyone who took part in this event. Earth hour is a great way to increase awareness of the increasing scarcity of natural resources and our initiative in conserving energy. Conducting large events of this format educated participates and is a small way in which we can help support this cause.
“ Guinness World Records congratulates you on your achievement. Enclosed is your official Guinness World Records certificate confirming your title. Details of your achievement have been entered into our Records Database as follows:
‘The most candles lit simultaneously across multiple venues is 5,026 and was achieved by Country Club India Ltd (India) across 20 venues in India and Dubai, on 31 March 2012.’
We know what an incredible experience it is to join the Guinness World Records family of record holders………..”