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School children create 17-km long painting in Gujarat

VADODARA : Over 35,700 school children here today created a world record by making a 17,855-metres 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 10.30am.

Around 10,000 litres of colour and 35,000 brushes were used for making the painting, coordinator of Swami Vivekananda Sardha Shati Samaroha Samitibr>
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.

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