School children create record 17 km long painting in Gujarat

Last Updated: Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 19:38

Vadodara: Over 35,700 school children here on Sunday created a world record by making a 17,855 metre long painting on the theme of `Vivekanand and his vision of Bharat`.

The programme was organised as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

The children started painting on cloth at Gujarat Housing Board Ground at 8 am and completed it by 10.30 am.

Around 10,000 litres of colour and 35,000 brushes were used for making the painting, coordinator of Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroha Samiti, Bhaskar Bhatt said.

Gujarat`s Education Minister Bhupendrabhai Chudasama, Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel and city mayor Jyotiben Pandya were among those present on the occasion.

A world record was also created by about 1,600 school children here depicting the image of `Mashal` (Torch) who attired like Vivekananda and stood motionless for 10 minutes.

The event, held on January 12, was recorded by a team from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Education Minister Bhupendra Sinh Chudasma congratulated the school children of Vadodara for making two world records.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 19:38

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