Lucknow: 550 students of a private school in Lucknow are the happiest students because they have set a Guinness World Record. They achieved this during the ongoing India International Science Festival (IISF 2018), which happened on Saturday.

The students broke the record for being the highest number of people in the world to extract DNA from bananas simultaneously.

The students of GD Goenka School in Lucknow, conducted a mass experiment to extract DNA at the ongoing India International Science Festival and finished the task in a mere 90 minutes.

Praising the students, Guinness World Record official Rishi Nath said, "Congratulations we have a new world record, you have done it children."

Science Minister Harsh Vardhan, stated, "These events are very helpful in attracting children to take up a career in science."

Saroj Barik, Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, said, "Children have created a world record and done India and Lucknow proud. DNA that the children extracted can be seen as a white globule at the end of the stick." 

The earlier record was in 2017 in America when 302 students performed a similar experiment.

In 2015, the same festival, which was held in IIT-Delhi, saw a group that won a Guinness Record for the single most massive chemistry experiment.

Last year, at the third edition of the IISF in Chennai, the city students won the Guinness record for the single largest biology class.