Ahmedabad: An education society in Gujarat has claimed to have set eight world records as a part of its centenary celebration.
The records were recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, said Nirav Patel, chairman of Charotar Education Society which runs 13 colleges and 16 schools in the state.
On July 28, last year 1,200 students simultaneously had their hands painted with henna, creating word record for largest number of people taking part in such an activity.
On January 11, the society held the largest-ever quiz in the world in which 3,832 students took part. This was followed by 3,824 students playing sudoku on January 12.
Students from institutes run by the society on January 13 made a kite mosaic measuring 1,360.19 square metres. It was followed by 499 students forming a human chain to represent a mathematical equation.
"We formed 499 cards with 250 digits and 249 math signs which were used to form an equation with end result being 100 to match our centenary year celebration," Patel said.
As many as 14,120 people signed a canvas on February 7 and followed by 500 people signing each other's t-shirts on March 8. On the same day, 118 students stood arm-linked with each other.
Patel claimed that all these records were recognised by the Guinness Book authorities.
"We dedicate the records to the former President A P J Abdul Kalam who had agreed to attend our program but passed away before that," Patel said.