Students at an Indian school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently set a world record by posing as a 'human boat' to mark the 128th birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Gulf News reported.
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 — black, red, green, and white — at a sports complex in Sharjah. The children entered Guinness World Records by forming the largest image composed by humans, which from a bird's- eye perspective looked like a boat in the colours of the Gulf country, the daily reported. The students, from grades one to eight, will receive a certificate from Guinness World Records, it said.
Principal Manju Reji said,
It is a great achievement for our students. It is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them. 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.
UAE National Day is coming up, and the school decided to use the colours of the flag to simultaneously celebrate Children's Day as well.
With inputs from IANS.