Longest Indian national flag – Long tricolour flag at Vibrant India Festival

Gujarat, May 9 (ANI): A 153-feet long Indian national flag designed in Gujarat is set to be unfurled at the two-day Vibrant India Festival in Chicago. Monty Muslimuddin Saiyed, a businessman and oragniser of the Festival will unfurl the 250-kilogram flag at the event in July. Saiyed, who organises Bollywood shows in Chicago, added he thought of doing something grand to showcase the cultural richness of India at the festival. Saiyed was gifted the 153-feet long and 102-feet wide tricolor by Chhotalal S Shingdia, a tailor from Porbandar, whose name is also figured in Limca Book of Records

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Aviva Great Wall of Education in The Limca Book of Records 2011

The recognition for the ‘Aviva Great Wall of Education’ in The Limca Book of Records will encourage us to work more towards bringing thousands of underprivileged closer to education.

The ‘Aviva Great Wall of Education’ has earned its place in The Limca Book of Records 2011 for its debut year. The mega book donation drive collected 1,23,000 books for underprivileged children in 2009, has been recognized by the Limca Book of Records as a ‘huge wall of books’ in the country. Thousands of people from Delhi and NCR had donated their books over five days to help build the giant Wall of books.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gaurav Rajput, Director Marketing, Aviva India said, “At Aviva, we recognize that Education is Insurance for a better future, and this is also the thought behind our Street to School programme.

The recognition for the ‘Aviva Great Wall of Education’ in The Limca Book of Records will encourage us to work more towards bringing thousands of underprivileged closer to education. We plan to expand the footprint of the Aviva Great Wall of Education so that we can reach out to more underprivileged children and contribute towards a better, stronger and educated India.”

The Aviva Great Wall of Education was launched by Aviva India as a part of its global charity initiative ‘Street to School’ on National Education Day – November 11 in Delhi in 2009. The drive culminated on November 16, when the Honourable Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Kapil Sibal presented 123,000 books to the NGO- Save the Children, India. These books impacted close to 1,70,000 underprivileged children in projects supported by the NGO.

The Wall attained greater heights in 2010, when it was taken to four cities- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, collecting close to 9,50,000 books. These books have now been distributed amongst more than 500,000 children in projects supported by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and NGOs like Save the Children, Vidyarambam, Cini Asha and Khushii.

Largest number of airhostesses placements by Frankfinn enter in Limca Book of World Records

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Largest number of airhostesses placements by Frankfinn enter in Limca Book of World Records

For long, the unquestioned rule for students in Kerala has been to try to get into a professional college and become a doctor or engineer.

But the trend is, mercifully, changing. Youngsters in Kerala are all set to fly high and accomplish their dreams, if the numbers trotted out by the Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training are to be believed.

The institute which boasts of an entry in the Limca Book of World Records for getting placements for the largest number of airhostesses, has found jobs for 665 students in the last financial year from Kerala alone, said Ajith Prasad, the regional head of the institute, at a press conference held in the city. “The highest salary which was offered to one of our students last year was Rs.15 lakh per annum,” he said.

It seems as though Kerala’s youth are now more open to New Age careers rather than stereotypical jobs. With so many girls aspiring to reach for the skies, it looks like the narrow path of offbeat career options has finally opened up.

Though we may have the picture of a highly sophisticated young woman in mind when we think of an airhostess, one doesn’t need an excellent academic record or speak Queen’s English to be trained as an airhostess, claim experts.

After the one-year training period — the selection criteria for which would include a minimum height and complexion analysis — all the sophistication and smartness would become one’s second nature, is what the institute promises.

Students who have finished their plus two can apply for diploma courses in airhostess training. PG diploma options are also available for those interested in joining the training after completing their degree.

Guinness Rishi – Most Number of Tattoos on Body set World Record in Nepal

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Guinness Rishi - Most Number of Tattoos on Body set World Record in Nepal

An Indian businessman was carrying flags of 305 countries on its own body to promote friendship among nations. Now, 70 years Hvis Prakash, who reinvented himself as Guinness Rishi is competing in Nepal for his world record later in the hope of adding more flags and more records. “People call me a joker, a fool,” said world record aspirants from Delhi, who arrived in Kathmandu to attend the international conference first tattoo and immediately stole the show with other young participants from different countries with more exotic tattoos.

“I do not mind.”

An auto parts manufacturer by profession, has two passions Guinness Rishi – tattoos and Guinness World Records.

The 22 cards include such feats unique as do most will in the world – a huge 489 pages deliver a pizza to New Delhi to San Francisco and, of course, with the largest number of tattoos on his body.

These include 305 flags of different countries, 185 maps, 165 flags mini and 2985 characters.

“My dream is to go around the world several times,” Har Prakash told IANS, sitting in the conference room of the hotel Yak and Yeti when the cameras click furiously. “I want the children of these countries ask me, where is the flag of our country there and then, in the process, know their country and other countries.”

As he speaks, comes Carlos Peres, a tourist from Venezuela, to find him. Peres then Rishi photo in the newspapers and his friend from Argentina, so that both could hunt for the flag of their country on the chest of the Indian.

“It’s there,” Argentina cries of joy and shake hands with Rishi, inviting them to visit your country.

For such a serious tattoo record, the Guinness Rishi began relatively late: it was in 2009, when he saw someone sporting a tattoo of the flag, and admired the effect.

It pays tribute to Lokesh Verma, one of the founders of 27 years of Tattooz Devilz a seven tattoos imprinted on his forehead: Business India, United States, Britain, Cyprus, Canada, the Congress Party and the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not logo.

It took nine months and Verma is free because he understood the patriotic cause behind it, “said Rishi.

However, his family has reacted in a totally different way.

“My wife and children have told me that they never go to market myself or my family weddings,” she says, unrepentant. “But my clients have loved tattoos – because they had a chance to laugh at me.”

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315 tabla students from various music set world record in Ahmedabad

The closing ceremony of the Swarnim Gujarat celebrations will have a unique performance that is sure to leave Amdavadis not only enthralled but also glowing with pride.

A record 315 tabla students from various music institutes in the state will come together for a 90-minute performance on April 29 in the city, to create a new world record.

The event will be organised by the cultural and sports department of the sate government in association with Tabla Taleem Institute and Saptak School of Music.

Representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of World Records, India Book of World Records and IRHR Book of World Records have confirmed they will attend the event and give on-the-spot certificates to the participants, most of whom are between nine and 18 years of age.

Of the 315 participants, about 170 are from Tabla Taleem Institute, 104 from Saptak School of Music and the rest are from various other music schools in the state, including 10 students from schools for the deaf and blind.

Munjal Mehta, a known percussion artist and trainer at Tabla Taleem Institute said such a feat has not been attempted so far.
The artists would perform compositions like teen taal, ek taal and jhap taal.

The students would begin their performance by playing thaat in accompaniment to the bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan’. The performance would conclude on a cultural note with rhythms that are played with regional dance forms of the country including Garba and Bhangra.

Manju Mehta of the Saptak School of Music said, “The students are rehearsing hard for the final performance.”

The performance will take place at Shreyas Founation campus on Friday and is expected to be attended by about 1,500 music lovers from the city and state.

Yash Patel – Most number of cartwheels in a minute enters Limca Book of Records

Yash Patel – Most number of cartwheels in a minute enters Limca Book of Records

If you ask 9-year-old Yash Patel to point out Brazil on a map of the world, the chances are that he will fumble. But on March 15, this wonder kid from Gujarat’s capital broke the Guinness record for the most number of cartwheels in a minute, a record held till then by a Brazilian. And, on Saturday, Yash received a certificate with a medal from Guinness World Records for his extraordinary feat.

Yash’s record-breaking act took place at a reality show in Mumbai on March 15 this year. With 63 complete cartwheels in 60 seconds, he broke the record of 55 cartwheels in a minute held by the Brazilian.

The nine-year-old comes from a humble background. His father is a commando deployed with Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s security. “I am extremely thrilled that my son has achieved this remarkable feat at such a young age,” an elated Bach Patel told DNA.

While Yash’s father is bound by duty to stay in Gandhinagar, his native village in Kos, Surat, is planning a grand celebration. “We will take out a grand procession, complete with fireworks and a special band, once his father returns. Sweets will be distributed to every household,” said his uncle, Suresh Patel on phone from Surat.

Yash’s family was the first to notice his extraordinary skill. “While young kids either walk slowly or even crawl, Yash would cartwheel from one room to another. He used to do it all day and that’s when his parents realised that their kid had a special talent,” said Kuleen Patel who is now looking after Yash’s progress in gymnastics.

Too innocent to understand the hullabaloo around him, Yash, who studies in Standard IV at Kadi Prathmik School, Gandhinagar, wants to show his medal and certificate to his friends when the school reopens. “I love doing cartwheels and I want to learn other tricks of gymnastics. I will show the medal to my teachers and friends when I go back to Gandhinagar,” he said shyly.

Yash had also received praise from the chief minister after he completed 445 cartwheels in 15 minutes and entered the Limca Book of Records. Now with the Guinness World Record in his kitty, his aim is to win medals for the country at gymnastics events.”For the past one year, he has been training at SAI centre in Gandhinagar. We hope to find a sponsor for him so that he can train professionally and get awards for his talent.”

Young artist Ashok Kumar made a painting of the Golden Temple – Limca Book of Records

Young artist Ashok Kumar made a painting of theGolden Temple – Limca Book of Records

Firm determination and strong will power can surely make anyone unlock the doors to success. Same holds true for this 23-year-old artist ‘ Ashok Kumar, who has made a painting of the Golden Temple that stands 15 feet tall and is 51 feet in length. It took him almost three years to complete the masterpiece.

Ashok said, ”Around three years ago, I had a dream where I visualized myself painting the Golden Temple. I decided to realize my thoughts. After the final touches, I would display the masterpiece to the world.”

The painter belongs to a middle class family and had to undergo many hurdles during the task. Ashok said the public support helped him. ”I used 1,350 pencils, 2,600 small and 4,000 big brushes and thousands of colours. I even plan to use 20 tolas of gold to give the art a realistic appeal,” he said.

Discussing his future plans, Ashok said, ”I want to fight social evils like dowry and female foeticide. I would depict the pain faced by women in my next painting.” He claimed that his name was already listed in Limca Book of World Records for this work of art and he also hopes to reach the Guinness Book. He said, ”I would like to have the painting on display at a public place such as an airport, bus stand or railway station. This way more people could see it.”

Ashok’s proud father Khazan Kumar said, ”I am pleased with my son for having painted such a beautiful depiction of the historic place. The boy was so engrossed in the task that he even forgot his family and friends.”


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