Indian school ‘students boat’ sets world record
Nearly 5,000 students of an Indian school in UAE’s Sharjah city on Tuesday entered the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the largest human image of a boat to mark Children’s Day and UAE National Day, reports PTI.
A total of 4,882 students from the India International School of the PACE Education Group participated in the event by wearing the colours of the UAE National flag, the Gulf News reported.
The school management said the attempt was held to mark Children’s Day in India, the birth anniversary of first Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who was very fond of children.
“It is a great achievement for our students. It is probably a once-in-alifetime experience for them,” school principal Manju Reji said.
“Their life has to go a long way like a boat sailing in an ocean. And the boat is a symbol of the UAE’s heritage too. As a symbolic image, we chose the boat for this attempt,” she said.
Because the UAE National Day is approaching, she said the school decided to use the flag colours to have a joint celebration of both Children’s Day and UAE National Day.
Total of 4,882 students participated in the event by wearing the colours of the UAE National flag