Vadodara, Oct. 2 : Around 7,500 students in Vadodara city of Gujarat, made a 4.2 kilometres long painting to enter the Guinness Book of World Records on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 140th birth anniversary on Friday.
The painting highlights and draws public attention on traffic rules and road mannerism as its theme.
Municipal school students along with other school students, fine arts students and around 500 specially-abled students participated in the event organised to mark the
140th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
"Today more than 7500 students from various schools, from fine arts, and from universities are making longest painting that would be recorded in the Guinness book of world records. This 4.2 kilometres long painting and it is made by acrylic colours on canvas. The message of painting is to spread awareness on traffic rules and road manners. The enthusiasm of students is great and it seems some kind of celebration is happening here," said Sheetal, a Fine Arts student.
Traffic situation in Vadodara in 2020, future transportation system, traffic jams, ideal traffic junction and impact of poor traffic system were some of the scenes created in the painting as part of the theme.
The organisers claim that the painting would break eleven other records including one of the longest paintings, which has been previously held by a non-governmental organisation of Philippines.
Organisers claimed that it would be recorded as longest painting in Guinness Book of World Records.
It took about three hours to complete the painting.
Officials of Guinness Book of World Records were present on this occasion. (ANI)