School children create record 17km long painting in honour of Swami Vivekananda on his "Janma-Tithi - Paush Krushna Saptmi" (विवेकान्द जयंती : पोष कृष्ण सप्तमी). Over 35,700 school children in Vadodara 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 8am and completed it by 10.30am. Around 10,000 litres of colour and 35,000 brushes were used for making the painting, coordinator of Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroha Samiti, Shri Bhargav Bhatt said.
Gujarat's education minister Bhupendrasinh 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 in Vadodara 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.
Courtesy : Hindustan Times & ANI News
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