In­dian school ‘stu­dents boat’ sets world record

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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

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